[pohst-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv]
- occurring after a surgical operation.
Origin of postoperative
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- of, relating to, or occurring in the period following a surgical operation
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postoperative(pōst-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′rə-, -ŏp′ə-rā′-)
- Happening or done after a surgical operation.
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