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[si-zair-ee-uh n]
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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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  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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Related Words for cesarean

C-section, caesarean, caesarian, cesarean

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

alternative spelling of caesarian (see also æ).

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cesarean in Medicine


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