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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Laparotomy \Lap`a*rot"o*my\, n. [Gr. ? loins + te`mnein to cut.] (Surg.) A cutting through the walls of the abdomen, as in the Caesarean section. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

laparotomy n 1: surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs