cesarean section

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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Cesarean or Cesarian (sɪˈzɛərɪən)
 
adj
(US) variant spellings of Caesarean
 
Cesarian or Cesarian
 
adj

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cesarean
alt. spelling of caesarian (see also æ).

cesarean section
alt. spelling of caesarian section (see also æ).
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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.

cesarean section or caesarean section
n.
An incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, so as to deliver a fetus. Also called cesarean operation.

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cesarean section also caesarean section   (sĭ-zâr'ē-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.
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Cesarean section [(si-zair-ee-uhn)]

Childbirth by surgical removal of the fetus through an incision made in the wall of the abdomen and in the uterus, usually used as an alternative when natural delivery through the vagina is considered risky. The number of Cesarean sections in the United States has increased sharply in recent years, causing concern among patients, surgeons, and insurers.

Note: The term derives from the traditional belief that Julius Caesar was born by this method.
Note: The procedure is often referred to colloquially as a “C-section.”
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