Share this entry

Share this page

post-operative

Line breaks: post-operative

Definition of post-operative in English:

adjective

During, relating to, or denoting the period following a surgical operation: post-operative care
More example sentences
  • Adjuvant post-operative radiation therapy was administered because resection margins were positive.
  • Treatment should be continued throughout the period of post-operative care until the risk of deep vein thrombosis has diminished.
  • They can be operated on, but it's off to the theatre and a general anaesthetic and a painful post-operative period.

Definition of post-operative in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈSHpräkɡəˌf(y)o͞ol
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…