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Definition of postoperative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

postoperative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌpoʊstˈɑpərət̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//ˌpoʊstˈɑprət̮ɪv//
 
[only before noun] (medical)
 
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connected with the period after a medical operation postoperative complications/pain/care patients in the postoperative period