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Caesarean section

noun
1.
surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby
Word Origin
C17: from the belief that Julius Caesar was so delivered, the name allegedly being derived from caesus, past participle of caedere to cut
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caesarean section in Medicine

caesarean section n.
Variant of cesarean section.

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caesarean section in Science
cesarean section also caesarean section
  (sĭ-zâr'ē-ən)   
A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.
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