Origin of Caesarean
noun (sometimes lowercase)
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Historical Examples of caesarian
She said, "They've been doing Caesarian sections on the animals in test-pen M-four."Breeder Reaction
One does not even expect of you that you rise to the Caesarian heroism of a kick!
Caesarian section was attempted, but did not save the life of the mother.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
Yet these islands were crowded with exiles, and in them were to be found not a few princesses of Caesarian origin.Seekers after God
Frederic William Farrar
The foregoing, though apparently a Caesarian operation, is not difficult to a practised hand.Practical Taxidermy
Caesarian US Cesarean or Cesarian (sɪˈzɛərɪən)
1923, shortening of Caesarian section (1610s); supposedly from Caius Julius Caesar, who was said to have been delivered surgically, thus legend traces his cognomen to Latin caesus past participle of caedere "to cut" (see -cide).
But if this is the etymology of the name, it was likely an ancestor who was so born (Caesar's mother lived to see his triumphs and such operations would have been fatal to the woman in ancient times). And Pliny derives his cognomen from caesaries "head of hair," because the future dictator was born with a full one. Caesarian section may come directly from caesus.