from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring before surgery: preoperative preparations.
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- adj. happening before surgery
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In surgery, relating to the period preceding an operation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
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