caesarean section

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Caesarean section
 
n
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]

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caesarean section n.
Variant of cesarean section.

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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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