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Cesarean

[si-zair-ee-uh n] /sɪˈzɛər i ən/
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.
3.
Also, Caesarean, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2).
Related forms
post-Cesarean, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Cesarean

Caesarean

/sɪˈzɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar
noun
2.
(sometimes not capital) (surgery)
  1. short for Caesarean section
  2. (as modifier) Caesarean birth, Caesarean operation

Cesarean

/sɪˈzɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
(US) variant spellings of Caesarean
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Word Origin and History for Cesarean
cesarean
alt. spelling of caesarian (see also æ).
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Cesarean in Medicine

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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