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

Definition of presurgical

: 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

First Known Use of presurgical

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Presurgical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presurgical. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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presurgical

adjective
pre·​sur·​gi·​cal | \ ˌprē-ˈsər-ji-kəl How to pronounce presurgical (audio) \

Medical Definition of presurgical

: occurring before, performed before, or preliminary to surgery presurgical care

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