postoperative


post·op·er·a·tive

adj \ˈpōst-ˈäp-(ə-)rət-iv\

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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