- 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.
- of or relating to a Cesarean.
- Caesarean(def 1).
Also Cae·sar·e·an, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for cesarean
One out of three births in the U.S. is a Cesarean section and about a quarter of all labor is induced.The Home-Birth Rebellion
February 7, 2014
The surgical risks of a fifth cesarean section also cannot be downplayed.
Even after just one cesarean, a woman can experience extensive scarring, which causes the operation to be technically challenging.
Fifteen percent of deaths in California were directly related to cesarean sections.Heart Disease Poses Surprising Threat to New Moms
June 13, 2011
On New Year's Eve, doctors decided a cesarean was necessary.Jailed for a Suicide Attempt
April 13, 2011
She had even survived the Cesarean operation, and reached a great age notwithstanding her scandalous insobriety.Acrobats and Mountebanks
Hugues Le Roux
Skilful operators have the fewest ruptures after cesarean delivery.
Where rapid delivery is required, cesarean section must be employed.
In Belgium the Cesarean section has been performed seven times on the same woman, and in Philadelphia three times.Moral Principles and Medical Practice
For some years he held the post of Cesarean poet at Vienna, which he resigned to the more celebrated Metastasio.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first
Count Carlo Gozzi
- US variant spellings of Caesarean
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Word Origin and History for cesarean
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to a cesarean section.
- A cesarean section.
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