WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
lap•a•rec•to•my  (lap′ə rektə mē),USA pronunciation n. [Surg.]
  1. Surgeryexcision of strips of the abdominal wall and suturing of the wounds so as to correct laxity of the abdominal muscles.
  • lapar- + -ectomy 1885–90

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