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lancet Tweet Definition of lancet Like Definition of lancet on Facebook
noun 
  1. A sharp pointed, two edged surgical instrument used in venisection and for opening abscesses etc.
  2. A fleam.
     
laparoscope Tweet Definition of laparoscope Like Definition of laparoscope on Facebook
noun 
  1. A thin endoscope that may be inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall.
     
laparoscopy Tweet Definition of laparoscopy Like Definition of laparoscopy on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, laparoscopic surgery)
  1. (medicine) examination or surgery using a laparoscope
     
laryngectomy Tweet Definition of laryngectomy Like Definition of laryngectomy on Facebook
noun (laryngectomies)
  1. (context, surgery) The surgical removal of part or all of the larynx. It is most often performed in cases of laryngeal cancer.
     
ligation Tweet Definition of ligation Like Definition of ligation on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something that ties, a ligature.
  2. The act of tying, of applying a ligature.
  3. The state of having a ligature, of being tied.
  4. (medicine) The act of tying off a blood vessel during surgery.
     
lobotomy Tweet Definition of lobotomy Like Definition of lobotomy on Facebook
noun (lobotomies)
  1. A surgical operation on the frontal lobe of the brain intent on treating certain mental illnesses.
  2. The severing of the prefrontal cortex from the thalamic region of the brain.
  3. The severing of the sympathetic nerve trunk.
     
lop Tweet Definition of lop Like Definition of lop on Facebook
noun 
  1. (Geordie) A flea.
Hadway wi ye man, ye liftin wi lops
verb (lopp, ed)
  1. To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree.
     

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