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[pohst-pran-dee-uh l]
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  1. after a meal, especially after dinner: postprandial oratory; a postprandial brandy.

Origin of postprandial

1810–20; post- + Latin prandi(um) meal + -al1
Related formspost·pran·di·al·ly, adverb
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  1. of or relating to the period immediately after lunch or dinnera postprandial nap
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Word Origin and History for postprandial


also post-prandial, 1820, from post- "after" + Latin prandium "luncheon" (usually bread, fish, or cold meat, taken around noon), from *pram "early" (from PIE *pre-, variant of root per- (1) "forward, through;" see per) + edere "to eat" (see edible) + -al (1).

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postprandial in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. Following a meal, especially dinner.
Related formspost•prandi•al•ly adv.
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