Definition of caesarean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈzeəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzeriən//
(also caesarian, caesarean section, caesarian section
BrE BrE//ˌzeəriən ˈsekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌzeriən ˈsekʃn//
(also US English cesarean, cesarian, C-section) [countable, uncountable] Operations, Birth
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a medical operation in which an opening is cut in a woman’s body in order to take out a baby an emergency caesarean The baby was born by caesarean section. She had to have a caesarean. Wordfinderbirth, breech birth, caesarean, contraction, deliver, induce, labour, midwife, obstetrics, umbilical cord See related entries: Operations, Birth Word Originearly 16th cent. (as a noun denoting a supporter of an emperor or imperial system): from Latin Caesareus ‘of Caesar’ + -an.
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