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Definition of "postoperative" [postoperative]

  • Happening or done after a surgical operation. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "postoperative" in a sentence
  • "He began shortening his hours as a therapist in postoperative rehabilitation to play with his new friends."
  • "They say, "this study is perhaps the only randomized controlled trial that has evaluated the effectiveness of the use of long-term postoperative OCP treatment to prevent endometrioma recurrence.""
  • "The researchers compared the one preoperative blood sugar reading to short- and long-term postoperative complications and death."