|surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby|
|[C17: from the belief that Julius Caesar was so delivered, the name allegedly being derived from caesus, past participle of caedere to cut]|
caesarean section n.
Variant of cesarean section.
|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.