interoperative

adjective

in·​ter·​op·​er·​a·​tive ˌin-tər-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv How to pronounce interoperative (audio)
-ˈä-pə-ˌrā-
: occurring during a surgical operation
interoperative monitoring
interoperative ultrasound imaging

Examples of interoperative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The use of EEGs can also prevent interoperative awareness, a rare event — occurring in just 0.007 to 0.023 percent of surgeries today — in which a person gains awareness during a surgical event, possibly registering pain and creating memories. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 29 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interoperative was in 1966

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“Interoperative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interoperative. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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