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. 2001.

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