Caesarean

or Cae·sar·i·an

[ si-zair-ee-uh n ]
/ sɪˈzɛər i ən /

adjective

pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars: a Caesarean conquest.

noun

(sometimes lowercase) Cesarean.

Origin of Caesarean

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

Related formspost-Cae·sar·e·an, adjective

Cesarean

[ si-zair-ee-uh n ]
/ sɪˈzɛər i ən /

noun (sometimes lowercase)

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.

adjective

of or relating to a Cesarean.
Also Cae·sar·e·an, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).

Related formspost-Ce·sar·e·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for caesarean

Caesarean

Caesarian US Cesarean or Cesarian (sɪˈzɛərɪən)

adjective

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

noun

(sometimes not capital) surgery
  1. short for Caesarean section
  2. (as modifier)Caesarean birth; Caesarean operation

Cesarean

Cesarian

/ (sɪˈzɛərɪən) /

adjective

US variant spellings of Caesarean
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Word Origin and History for caesarean
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Medicine definitions for caesarean

caesarean

n.

Variant ofcesarean

cesarean

adj.

Of or relating to a cesarean section.

n.

A cesarean section.

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