from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of cesarean.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative capitalization of Caesarean

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Cæsar or the Cæsars; imperial.
  • n. same as caesarean section.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characteristic of Cæsar. Also spelled Cesarean, Cesarian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar
  • n. the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
  • adj. relating to abdominal delivery


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  • There used to be an operation, in the old days, called a caesarean section -- used on normal women and on dwarfs and midgets too, in childbirth.

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  • For emergency services such as caesarean sections, minor surgery and blood transfusions, patients must go to Kyegegwa Health Centre 15km away.


  • The procedure is associated with an increased likelihood of further medical interventions, such as caesarean section.

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  • During pregnancy it would be useful to target these women with similar nutritional and physical activity strategies in order to avoid excessive weight gain and adverse pregnancy outcomes such as caesarean sections, Macrosomia, and large-for-gestational age (LGA) as well as shorter duration of breastfeeding and higher weight retention in the postpartum period. "


  • Louise was born by caesarean section after a full-term pregnancy.

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  • Unable to move from where she lay, not only because of the infant lying on her breast, but because her body was still torn open from the caesarean section, a defenseless fear and rage swept through her because no one was telling her what was going on.

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  • The practice drives up costs of neonatal intensive care and leads to a higher rate of caesarean sections.

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  • Go ahead and Google VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean).

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  • Hattie was born by caesarean section, because I wasn't strong enough to go into labour.

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  • Even after he sent the manuscript of "The Waste Land" to Pound, initiating a vehement editorial process that the older poet would call "the caesarean Operation," Eliot responded with only minor queries on the textual changes.

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