preoperative

preoperative

[pree-op-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv]
adjective
occurring or related to the period or preparations before a surgical operation.

Origin:
1900–05; pre- + operative

preoperatively, adverb
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preoperative pre·op·er·a·tive (prē-ŏp'ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp'rə-, -ŏp'ə-rā'-)
adj.
Preceding a surgical operation.

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