caesarian

Caesarean

[si-zair-ee-uhn]
Also, Caesarian.


Origin:
1520–30; < Latin Caesare(us) of Caesar + -an

post-Caesarean, adjective
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Cesarean

[si-zair-ee-uhn]
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.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to a Cesarean.
Also, Caesarean, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).

post-Cesarean, adjective
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Caesarean, Caesarian, Cesarean or Cesarian (sɪˈzɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar
 
n
2.  (sometimes not capital) surgery
 a.  short for Caesarean section
 b.  (as modifier): Caesarean birth; Caesarean operation
 
Caesarian, Caesarian, Cesarean or Cesarian
 
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n
 
Cesarean, Caesarian, Cesarean or Cesarian
 
adj
 
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Cesarian, Caesarian, Cesarean or Cesarian
 
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Cesarean or Cesarian (sɪˈzɛərɪən)
 
adj
(US) variant spellings of Caesarean
 
Cesarian or Cesarian
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

caesarian
1923, shortening of Cæsarian section (1615); supposedly from Caius Julius Cæsar, who was said to have been delivered surgically, thus legend traces his cognomen to L. cæsus pp. of cædere "to cut." 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 cæsaries "head of hair," since the future dictator was born with a full one. Cæsarian section may come directly from cæsus.

caesarean

cesarean
alt. spelling of caesarian (see also æ).
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caesarean n.
Variant of cesarean.

caesarian n.
Variant of cesarean.

cesarean ce·sar·e·an or cae·sar·e·an or cae·sar·i·an or ce·sar·i·an (sĭ-zâr'ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to a cesarean section. n.
A cesarean section.

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