nonoperative

adjective non·op·er·a·tive \ ˌnän-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv , -ˈä-pə-ˌrā- \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of nonoperative

: not involving surgery or consisting of an operation
  • nonoperative treatment of a fracture
  • nonoperative management of spinal stenosis

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First Known Use of nonoperative

1843

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nonoperative

adjective non·op·er·a·tive \ -ˈäp-(ə-)rət-iv, -ˈäp-ə-ˌrāt- \

medical Definition of nonoperative

: not involving an operation
  • nonoperative treatment

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