or Cae·sar·i·an

[ si-zair-ee-uhn ]
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  1. pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars: a Caesarean conquest.

  1. (sometimes lowercase) Cesarean.

Origin of Caesarean

1520–30; <Latin Caesare(us) of Caesar + -an

Other words from Caesarean

  • post-Cae·sar·e·an, adjective

Words Nearby Caesarean Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Caesarean in a sentence

  • She came back and told him they had decided they could not wait much longer, and would have to undertake a Caesarean.

    A Choice of Miracles | James A. Cox
  • The case is different from the ordinary Caesarean section done because of a narrow pelvic bony girdle.

  • In the Caesarean section the infant is delivered through an incision in the abdominal or uterine walls.

British Dictionary definitions for Caesarean


  1. of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar

  1. (sometimes not capital) surgery

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