variants or less commonly preop
: preoperative
pre-op blood work
a pre-op exam

Examples of pre-op in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pre-op was in 1917

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“Pre-op.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants also preop
: preoperative
a pre-op blood workup
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