'prɪː'prændɪəl adj. before the meal, (usually) before the evening meal

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  • préprandial — préprandial, ale, aux [pʀepʀɑ̃djal] adj. ÉTYM. D. i.; de pré , et prandial. ❖ ♦ Méd. Qui se situe avant le repas. || Examen radiologique préprandial. || Injection préprandiale. S oppose à postprandial …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • preprandial — [prē pran′dē əl] adj. of, relating to, happening in, or consumed during the time just before dinner: sometimes used humorously [a preprandial drink] …   English World dictionary

  • preprandial — Antes de una comida. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • preprandial — 1822, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + L. prandium “luncheon” (see POSTPRANDIAL (Cf. postprandial)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • preprandial — adjective Date: 1822 of, relating to, or suitable for the time just before dinner < a preprandial drink > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preprandial — /pree pran dee euhl/, adj. before a meal, esp. before dinner; anteprandial: a preprandial apéritif. [1815 25; PRE + PRANDIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • preprandial — pre·pran·di·al .prē pran dē əl adj of, relating to, or suitable for the time just before a meal <preprandial blood glucose> * * * pre·pran·di·al (pre pranґde əl) before meals …   Medical dictionary

  • preprandial — adjective of or relating to the time before dinner; appetizer Syn: predinner …   Wiktionary

  • preprandial — Synonyms and related words: cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, commensal, dietetic, dining, eating, feeding, flesh eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass eating, herbivorous, insect eating …   Moby Thesaurus

  • preprandial — see pre prandial …   English dictionary

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