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Caesarean section

noun
  1. surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby
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Word Origin

C17: from the belief that Julius Caesar was so delivered, the name allegedly being derived from caesus, past participle of caedere to cut
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caesarean section in Medicine

caesarean section

n.
  1. Variant ofcesarean section
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caesarean section in Science

cesarean section

  1. A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.
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