Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a cesarean section.
  • noun A cesarean section.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See Cæsarean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Same as cæsarean, cæsarian.
  • adjective same as caesarian.
  • noun same as cesarean section.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective UK Of or relating to Julius Caesar.
  • noun UK Short form of Caesarean section.

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

  • 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)
  • adjective relating to abdominal delivery

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Examples

  • ACOG cautions that "both sides to this debate" must recognize that evidence to support the benefit of elective cesarean is still incomplete and that there are not yet extensive morbidity and mortality data to compare elective cesarean delivery with vaginal birth in healthy women.

    Archive 2003-11-01

  • ACOG cautions that "both sides to this debate" must recognize that evidence to support the benefit of elective cesarean is still incomplete and that there are not yet extensive morbidity and mortality data to compare elective cesarean delivery with vaginal birth in healthy women.

    Medpundit

  • The risk of complications is even higher in obese women, where a cesarean is a major operation, Fleischman noted.

    C-section rate in U.S. climbs to all-time high

  • Despite the prevalent use of the term emergency cesarean, this surgery is fairly rare.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Although a cesarean is a relatively safe surgery, vaginal birth has fewer overall risks.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Your recollection of the experience might not be complete, especially if labor was exhausting or the cesarean was an emergency.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Your recollection of the experience might not be complete, especially if labor was exhausting or the cesarean was an emergency.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Despite the prevalent use of the term emergency cesarean, this surgery is fairly rare.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • Although a cesarean is a relatively safe surgery, vaginal birth has fewer overall risks.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • That sometimes even with a woman's best intentions, a cesarean is the best way to go to ensure a baby's well-being.

    "Don't Cut Me Again"

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