postoperative

[ pohst-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv ]
/ poʊstˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv /

adjective

occurring after a surgical operation.

Nearby words

  1. postnatal,
  2. postnecrotic cirrhosis,
  3. postnet,
  4. postnuptial,
  5. postop,
  6. postoperatively,
  7. postoral,
  8. postoral arch,
  9. postorbital,
  10. postovulatory

Origin of postoperative

First recorded in 1885–90; post- + operative

Related formspost·op·er·a·tive·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for post operative

postoperative

/ (pəʊstˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprətɪv) /

adjective

of, relating to, or occurring in the period following a surgical operation
Derived Formspostoperatively, adverb

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Medicine definitions for post operative

postoperative

[ pōst-ŏpər-ə-tĭv, -ŏprə-, -ŏpə-rā′- ]

adj.

Happening or done after a surgical operation.

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