post-op adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After a successful knee surgery, Jermaine's vitals plummet post-op from a blood clot. Lincee Ray,, 3 Mar. 2023 Close-up of Olga Saienko’s face, one-month post-op. Anna Conkling, ELLE, 24 Feb. 2023 Best Friends, the 44-year-old meets with her bariatric surgeon Dr. Charles Procter for her nine month post-op check in. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 Regardless of the patient's reason for going through with the procedure, as plastic surgeons and mental health professionals will tell you, this post-op exhilaration that creators are celebrating on TikTok is extremely common. Devon Abelman, Allure, 21 Feb. 2023 Both of those surgeries are irreversible, so taking into account the effects that may occur post-op is important. Mikayla Morell, Health, 15 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of post-op was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Post-op.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


: postoperative
the second post-op day
post-op adverb
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