postmastectomy

adjective post·mas·tec·to·my \ ˌpōst-ma-ˈstek-tə-mē \

Definition of postmastectomy

: relating to, being in, or occurring in the period following a mastectomy
  • postmastectomy pain
  • postmastectomy patients
  • postmastectomy breast reconstruction

First Known Use of postmastectomy

1948


Medical Dictionary

postmastectomy

adjective post·mas·tec·to·my \ -ma-ˈstek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of postmastectomy

1 : occurring after and especially as a result of a mastectomy
  • postmastectomy swelling of the arm
2 : having undergone mastectomy
3 : suitable for use following mastectomy
  • postmastectomy clothing

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up postmastectomy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to lower or disgrace the reputation of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!