postoperative

[pohst-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv]

Origin of postoperative

First recorded in 1885–90; post- + operative
Related formspost·op·er·a·tive·ly, adverb
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postoperative

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or occurring in the period following a surgical operation
Derived Formspostoperatively, adverb
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postoperatively in Medicine

postoperative

[pōst-ŏpər-ə-tĭv, -ŏprə-, -ŏpə-rā′-]
adj.
  1. Happening or done after a surgical operation.
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