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Caesarean

or Cae·sar·i·an

[si-zair-ee-uh n]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars: a Caesarean conquest.
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noun
  1. (sometimes lowercase) Cesarean.
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Origin of Caesarean

1520–30; < Latin Caesare(us) of Caesar + -an
Related formspost-Cae·sar·e·an, adjective

Cesarean

[si-zair-ee-uh n]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. 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.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a Cesarean.
  2. Caesarean(def 1).
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Also Cae·sar·e·an, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).
Related formspost-Ce·sar·e·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for caesarean

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • They've decided on the Caesarean, and I haven't got much time.

  • The story of the Caesarean operation attests the evolution of obstetrics.

  • We have created a Caesarean environment and a host of little Caesars has sprung up.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley

  • The Caesarean environment makes the Caesar, as the special food and the queenly cell make the queen bee.

    Crome Yellow

    Aldous Huxley

  • I pulled one of the stories out by the roots, and left the other—a kind of literary Caesarean operation.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)


British Dictionary definitions for caesarean

Caesarean

Caesarian US Cesarean or Cesarian (sɪˈzɛərɪən)

adjective
  1. of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar
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noun
  1. (sometimes not capital) surgery
    1. short for Caesarean section
    2. (as modifier)Caesarean birth; Caesarean operation
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Cesarean

Cesarian

adjective
  1. US variant spellings of Caesarean
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Word Origin and History for caesarean

see caesarian.

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cesarean

alternative spelling of caesarian (see also æ).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

caesarean in Medicine

caesarean

n.
  1. Variant ofcesarean

cesarean

adj.
  1. Of or relating to a cesarean section.
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n.
  1. A cesarean section.
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