[ pree-op ]
/ ˈpriˈɒp /
adjective, adverb Informal.
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English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of preop
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Examples from the Web for pre-op
I am, in fact, typing these words while at the hospital waiting to get my pre-op workup for my second round of surgery.
My husband, Tony, and I have to be at Massachusetts General Hospital at eight-tomorrow morning for pre-op.