postprandial

adjective
post·​pran·​di·​al | \ pōs(t)-ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce postprandial (audio) \

Definition of postprandial

: occurring after a meal

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Other Words from postprandial

postprandially \ pōs(t)-​ˈpran-​dē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce postprandial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of postprandial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zimmer brings us to pythons in a lab that remain in a minimal metabolic state until they are fed, and then ramp up the activity in their tissues; the change from the resting state to their postprandial state has no parallel in the vertebrate world. New York Times, "What Does It Mean to Be a Living Thing?," 24 Mar. 2021 Patterson parked just off I-5, which bisects the lagoon, and, with semis rumbling in the background, prepared to take a postprandial nap. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "When a Virus Is the Cure," 14 Dec. 2020 Biologists have actually been able to measure this physiological dip in our alertness—what science calls a postprandial dip—through changes in our metabolic system, as well as adjustments in our brain waves, and in our cognitive reaction times. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "How many hours of sleep do you actually need?," 11 Apr. 2017 The woman also reportedly suffered from postprandial chest pain, or chest pain after meals. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "What Is Corkscrew Esophagus? Here’s What a Gastroenterologist Says," 29 Apr. 2020 A year later, blood samples were collected from the patients for analysis of fasting and postprandial levels of ghrelin, leptin, peptide YY, amylin and other hormones. Daniel Engber, Scientific American, "Unexpected Clues Emerge About Why Diets Fail," 13 Jan. 2020 When asked, why the absence of postprandial sweets? Frier Mccollister, Orange County Register, "The Taste: Taco Maria’s Michelin-starred chef shares a secret sauce," 18 Dec. 2019 As postprandial drinks of obstbrande, an apple/pear schnapps particular to the region, were poured, chitchat about music, politics and the Fuchs family’s hunting and foraging adventures formed the soundtrack. Liza Weisstuch, Washington Post, "Following a trail of schnapps through Germany’s storied Black Forest," 25 Oct. 2019 As postprandial drinks of obstbrande, an apple/pear schnapps particular to the region, were poured, chitchat about music, politics and the Fuchs family's hunting and foraging adventures formed the soundtrack. Liza Weisstuch, chicagotribune.com, "A spirited tour through Germany’s Black Forest," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of postprandial

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Postprandial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postprandial. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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postprandial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of postprandial

formal + humorous : happening after a meal

postprandial

adjective
post·​pran·​di·​al | \ -ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce postprandial (audio) \

Medical Definition of postprandial

: occurring after a meal postprandial hypoglycemia

Other Words from postprandial

postprandially \ -​ē How to pronounce postprandial (audio) \ adverb

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