- Also called Cesarean section, C-section. an operation by which a fetus is taken from the uterus by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus.
- of or relating to a Cesarean.
- Caesarean(def 1).
Also Cae·sar·e·an, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for cesarian
I was rushed into a cesarian section and delivered a healthy baby girl.Nurse Practitioners Playing Doctor More Often
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In the Cesarian operation for instance, which is often the only remaining resort, but one female out of six recovers.
- US variant spellings of Caesarean
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Word Origin and History for cesarian
alternative spelling of caesarian.
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- Of or relating to a cesarean section.
- A cesarean section.
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