from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Surg.) the operation of taking a child from the womb by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus; -- so called because Julius Cæsar is reported to have been brought into the world by such an operation; -- called also
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- noun US, medicine Alternative spelling of
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- 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)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the traditional belief that Julius Caesar, (or his eponymous ancestor) was born by this operation.]
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