postoperative


post·op·er·a·tive

adjective \ˌpōst-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -pə-ˌrā-\

: happening after an operation

: having had an operation recently

Full Definition of POSTOPERATIVE

1
:  following a surgical operation <postoperative care>
2
:  having recently undergone a surgical operation <a postoperative patient>
post·op·er·a·tive·ly adverb

Origin of POSTOPERATIVE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1890

post·op·er·a·tive

adjective \ˈpōst-ˈäp-(ə-)rət-iv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POSTOPERATIVE

1
: relating to, occurring in, or being the period following a surgical operation <postoperative care>
2
: having recently undergone a surgical operation <a postoperative patient>
post·op·er·a·tive·ly adverb

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