presurgical

adjective pre·sur·gi·cal \ ˌprē-ˈsər-ji-kəl \
variants: or presurgery play \ˌprē-ˈsərj-rē, 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

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presurgical

adjective pre·sur·gi·cal \ ˌprē-ˈsər-ji-kəl \

medical Definition of presurgical

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

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