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English definition of “post-operative”

post-operative

adjective uk   /ˌpəʊstˈɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/ us    /ˌpoʊstˈɑː.pɚ-/ specialized
relating to the period of time that immediately follows a medical operation: post-operative care post-operative infectionDescribing medical treatment generally
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