preoperative

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adjective pre·op·er·a·tive \(ˌ)prē-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -pə-ˌrā-\

Definition of preoperative

  1. 1 :  occurring before a surgical operation <preoperative care>

  2. 2 :  having not yet undergone a surgical operation

preoperatively

adverb

1904

First Known Use of preoperative

1904


PREOPERATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

preoperative

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adjective pre·op·er·a·tive \(ˌ)prē-ˈä-p(ə-)rə-tiv, -pə-ˌrā-\

Definition of preoperative for English Language Learners

  • medical : happening before an operation


Medical Dictionary

preoperative

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adjective pre·op·er·a·tive \(ˈ)prē-ˈäp-(ə-)rət-iv, -ˈäp-ə-ˌrāt-\

Medical Definition of preoperative

  1. 1:  occurring, performed, or administered before and usually close to a surgical operation <preoperative care> <preoperative medication>

  2. 2:  having not yet undergone a surgical operation <preoperative patients>

preoperatively

adverb

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