or pre-op


adjective, adverb Informal.

preoperative; preoperatively.

Origin of preop

by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pre-op

Contemporary Examples of 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.

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    Angelina’s Bold Boob Move

    Michelle Cottle

    May 14, 2013

  • My husband, Tony, and I have to be at Massachusetts General Hospital at eight-tomorrow morning for pre-op.

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    Telling My Kids About Cancer

    Susan Conley

    February 8, 2011

Word Origin and History for pre-op

1913 as short for pre-operative (preparation).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper