[ pohst-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv ]
/ poʊstˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv /
occurring after a surgical operation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM postoperativepost·op·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for postoperative
/ (pəʊstˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprətɪv) /
of, relating to, or occurring in the period following a surgical operation
Derived forms of postoperativepostoperatively, adverb
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Medical definitions for postoperative
[ pōst-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-, -ŏp′ə-rā′- ]
Happening or done after a surgical operation.
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