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

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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

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