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

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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,, "A brush with a notorious cat, my rabies education and the big bill that followed," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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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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