Definition of intraoperative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪntrəˈɒpərətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntrəˈɑːpərətɪv//
[only before noun](medical)
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that happens or is done during a medical operation There is a low risk of intraoperative complications. an attempt to measure the effectiveness of intraoperative nursing care compare post-operative, preoperative