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Caesarean

or Caesarian

[si-zair-ee-uh n] /sɪˈzɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars:
a Caesarean conquest.
noun
2.
(sometimes lowercase) Cesarean.
Origin of Caesarean
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin Caesare(us) of Caesar + -an
Related forms
post-Caesarean, adjective

Cesarean

or Caesarean, Caesarian, Cesarian (for defs 1, 2)

[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 relating to a Cesarean.
3.
Related forms
post-Cesarean, adjective
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  • One man can do craniotomy, but it requires three to perform the Caesarean section.

  • The Caesarean environment makes the Caesar, as the special food and the queenly cell make the queen bee.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • The mortality as regards the mother is about the same as in the Caesarean section, but the mortality of the children is higher.

  • I pulled one of the stories out by the roots, and left the other—a kind of literary Caesarean operation.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • We have created a Caesarean environment and a host of little Caesars has sprung up.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • In the Caesarean section the infant is delivered through an incision in the abdominal or uterine walls.

  • If the head sticks, Caesarean section is done in favourable circumstances, and craniotomy in unfavourable circumstances.

British Dictionary definitions for Caesarean

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 Caesarean

caesarean

see caesarian.

cesarean

alternative spelling of caesarian (see also æ).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Caesarean in Medicine

caesarean 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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