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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