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Definition of "preoperative" [preoperative]

  • Occurring before surgery: preoperative preparations. (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 "preoperative" in a sentence
  • "Marijnen CA, van de Velde CJ, Putter H, van den BM, Maas CP, et al. (2005) Impact of short-term preoperative radiotherapy on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning in primary rectal cancer: Report of a multicenter randomized trial."
  • "But the men threatened to sue after the show airs after they found out Miriam is what doctors call a preoperative transsexual."
  • "Those deals which can be standalone such as preoperative workflow at New York Presbyterian do pull us into enterprise opportunities including enterprise document management and workflow."