caesarean section caesarean section n. (Surg.), the operation of taking a child from the womb by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus; -- so called because Julius C[ae]sar is reported to have been brought into the world by such an operation; -- called also {caesarean}.

Syn: cesarean section, cesarian section, caesarean section, caesarian section, C-section, cesarean, cesarian. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • caesarean — UK [sɪˈzeərɪən] / US [sɪˈzerɪən] or caesarean section UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms caesarean : singular caesarean plural caesareans a medical operation in which a baby is born by being removed from a woman s body through a cut… …   English dictionary

  • caesarean — n. same as {caesarean section}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Caesarean — or Caesarian [sə zer′ē ən] adj. of Julius Caesar or the Caesars n. [also c ] short for CAESAREAN SECTION …   English World dictionary

  • Caesarean — C[ae]*sa re*an, Caesarian C[ae]*sa ri*an, a. [L. Caesareus, Caesarianus.] Of or pertaining to C[ae]sar or the C[ae]sars; imperial. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caesarean — also caesarian var of CESAREAN * * * cae·sa·re·an (sə zaґre ən) cesarean …   Medical dictionary

  • caesarean — see CAESARIAN (Cf. caesarian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • caesarean — cae|sar|e|an [sıˈzeəriən US ˈzer ] n also cae.sarean section an operation in which a woman s body is cut open to take a baby out born/delivered etc by caesarean ▪ Both her children were born by caesarean section. ▪ She had to have a caesarean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • caesarean — n. also: caesarean section 1) to do, perform a caesarean on 2) (misc.) to be delivered by caesarean …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Caesarean — [[t]sɪze͟əriən[/t]] Caesareans N COUNT: also by N A Caesarean or a Caesarean section is an operation in which a baby is lifted out of a woman s womb through an opening cut in her abdomen. My youngest daughter was born by Caesarean …   English dictionary

  • Caesarean — adj. & n. (also Caesarian, US Ces ) adj. 1 of Caesar or the Caesars. 2 (of a birth) effected by Caesarean section. n. a Caesarean section. Phrases and idioms: Caesarean section an operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of… …   Useful english dictionary

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