Cesarean

[ si-zair-ee-uh n ]
/ sɪˈzɛər i ən /

noun (sometimes lowercase)

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.

adjective

of or relating to a Cesarean.

Also Cae·sar·e·an, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).

Related formspost-Ce·sar·e·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cesarean

Cesarean

Cesarian

/ (sɪˈzɛərɪən) /

adjective

US variant spellings of Caesarean
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Word Origin and History for cesarean

cesarean

alternative spelling of caesarian (see also æ).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cesarean

cesarean

adj.

Of or relating to a cesarean section.

n.

A cesarean section.

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