Caesarean section

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

Origin of Caesarean section

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

Words Nearby Caesarean section

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How to use Caesarean section in a sentence

  • The technique of the Caesarean section has only a medical signification, and it need not be described here.