postexposure

adjective
post·​ex·​po·​sure | \ ˌpōst-ik-ˈspō-zhər How to pronounce postexposure (audio) \

Definition of postexposure

: occurring after exposure to something (such as a pathogen) postexposure antiretroviral medications postexposure surveillance

Examples of postexposure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But if the animal can't be identified or captured, the recommendation is to begin postexposure preventive treatment for rabies. Caitlin Hillyard, chicagotribune.com, 27 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of postexposure

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postexposure was in 1906

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“Postexposure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postexposure. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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postexposure

adjective
post·​ex·​po·​sure | \ -ik-ˈspō-zhər How to pronounce postexposure (audio) \

Medical Definition of postexposure

: occurring after exposure (as to a virus) postexposure vaccination

Other Words from postexposure

postexposure adverb

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