Definition of Inoperable

1. Adjective. Not able to perform its normal function.

Similar to: Unserviceable



2. Adjective. Not suitable for surgery. "Metastasis has rendered the tumor inoperable"
Antonyms: Operable

Definition of Inoperable

1. Adjective. Incapable of being successfully surgically operated on. ¹

2. Adjective. Incapable of correct operation or function; inoperative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inoperable

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Inoperable

1. Not suitable to be operated upon. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inoperable

inodiating
inodorate
inodorous
inodorousness
inoffensive
inoffensively
inoffensiveness
inofficial
inofficially
inofficious
inofficiously
inogen
inoic beam
inolimomab
inopectic
inoperable (current term)
inoperancies
inoperancy
inoperant
inoperation
inoperations
inoperative
inoperativeness
inoperculate
inoperculates
inopexia
inopinable
inopinate
inopportune
inopportunely

Literary usage of Inoperable

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The Treatment of inoperable Carcinoma of the Uterus with Acetone. —G. GELLHORN (Munch, mrd. Woch., 1907, liv) has had favorable results in alleviating the ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1918)
"THE END RESULTS OF THE TREATMENT OF inoperable UTERINE CANCER BY HEAT. ... It is here that the borderland inoperable case can be returned to the safely ..."

3. The Transactions of the New York Academy of Medicine by New York Academy of Medicine (1895)
"BY WILLIAM B. COLEY, MD I am conscious that the treatment of inoperable tumors is a very trite subject, yet in consideration of the fact that practically no ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"... GROWTHS inoperable BY DIRECT ACCESS. BY J. SOLIS COHEN, MD [Read June 12, 1895. ... inoperable ..."

5. Transactions of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association (1906)
"LATE RESULTS OF THE TREATMENT OF inoperable SARCOMA BY THE MIXED TOXINS OF ... It so happened that Dr. Wm. T. Bull then had a patient with inoperable, ..."

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