caesarean section
variant of cesarean section

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  • Caesarean section — Intervention A team of obstetricians performing a Caesarean section in a modern hospital. ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caesarean section — 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… …   English dictionary

  • Caesarean section — or caesarean section n. [also c s ] CESAREAN (SECTION) * * * …   Universalium

  • Caesarean section — or caesarean section n. [also c s ] CESAREAN (SECTION) …   English World dictionary

  • Caesarean section — ► NOUN ▪ a surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother s abdomen. ORIGIN from the story that Julius Caesar was delivered by this method …   English terms dictionary

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

  • Caesarean section — a surgical operation for delivering a baby through the abdominal wall. The operation most commonly performed is lower uterine segment Caesarean section (LUSCS), carried out through an incision (usually transverse) in the lower segment of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Caesarean section — a surgical operation for delivering a baby through the abdominal wall. The operation most commonly performed is lower uterine segment Caesarean section (LUSCS), carried out through a transverse incision in the lower portion of the uterus.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Caesarean section — noun Caesarean section is used before these nouns: ↑delivery …   Collocations dictionary

  • caesarean section — noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian… …   Useful english dictionary

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