presurgical

adjective

pre·​sur·​gi·​cal ˌprē-ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce presurgical (audio)
variants or presurgery
ˌprē-ˈsərj-rē How to pronounce presurgical (audio)
ˈsər-jə-
or pre-surgical or pre-surgery
: of, relating to, or occurring before surgery
It is not surprising that nasal and sinus surgeons have uniformly discovered that the more severe the presurgical stage of disease, the more frequent and recalcitrant are the recurrences … Paul H. Toffel
The presurgery preliminaries moved swiftly and smoothly. Nita Jager

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of presurgical was in 1901

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“Presurgical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presurgical. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

presurgical

adjective
pre·​sur·​gi·​cal ˌprē-ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce presurgical (audio)
: occurring before, performed before, or preliminary to surgery
presurgical care
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