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.

Origin of postoperative

First recorded in 1885–90; post- + operative

Related forms

post·op·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for postoperative

postoperative

/ (pəʊstˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprətɪv) /

adjective

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

Derived Forms

postoperatively, adverb
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Medicine definitions for postoperative

postoperative

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

adj.

Happening or done after a surgical operation.
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