postmastectomy

adjective
post·​mas·​tec·​to·​my | \ ˌpōst-ma-ˈstek-tə-mē How to pronounce postmastectomy (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Postmastectomy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmastectomy. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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postmastectomy

adjective
post·​mas·​tec·​to·​my | \ -ma-ˈstek-tə-mē How to pronounce postmastectomy (audio) \

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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