pre-op

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pre- +‎ op

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pre-op (not comparable)

  1. Happening before an operation.
    a pre-op consultation
  2. Not yet operated on.
    • 2013, Niall Richardson, ‎Clarissa Smith, ‎Angela Werndly, Studying Sexualities: Theories, Representations, Cultures (page 92)
      The three pre-op transsexuals are attired in cheap, synthetic clothes and, to emphasize this point, one of them even wears a polyester imitation of Samantha's luxury silk nightgown []

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pre-op (plural pre-ops)

  1. (medicine) A preoperative patient or procedure.
  2. (LGBT) A preoperative trans man or trans woman.

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