- Following an operation.
* * *post·op·er·a·tive 'pōst-'äp-(ə-)rət-iv adj1) relating to, occurring in, or being the period following a surgical operation <\postoperative care>2) having recently undergone a surgical operation <a \postoperative patient>post·op·er·a·tive·ly adv
* * *adj.following operation: referring to the condition of a patient or to the treatment given at this time.
* * *post·op·er·a·tive (pōst-opґər-ə-tive) occurring after a surgical operation.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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postoperative — [pōst΄äp′ər ə tiv, pōst΄äp′ər āt΄iv] adj. of or occurring in the period after a surgical operation postoperatively adv … English World dictionary
postoperative — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1890 1. following a surgical operation < postoperative care > 2. having recently undergone a surgical operation < a postoperative patient > • postoperatively adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
postoperative — adjective happening or done after a surgical operation postoperative complications postoperative care • Similar to: ↑surgical, ↑operative … Useful english dictionary
postoperative — [[t]po͟ʊstɒ̱pərətɪv[/t]] also post operative ADJ: ADJ n Postoperative means occurring after and relating to a medical operation. Relaxation techniques can sometimes help to reduce post operative pain … English dictionary
postoperative — postoperatively, adv. /pohst op euhr euh tiv, euh ray tiv, op reuh tiv/, adj. occurring after a surgical operation. [1885 90; POST + OPERATIVE] * * * … Universalium
postoperative — adjective of, pertaining to, or occurring in the period after a surgical operation … Wiktionary
postoperative — post|op|er|a|tive [ ,poust ap(ə)rətıv ] adjective done or happening after a medical operation … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
postoperative — pÉ™ÊŠst É‘prÉ™tÉªv / É’p adj. pertaining to the period following a surgical operation (Surgery) … English contemporary dictionary
postoperative — post·operative … English syllables
postoperative — adj. following operation: referring to the condition of a patient or to the treatment given at this time … The new mediacal dictionary