cesarean section

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cesarean section

noun, often capitalized C

medical : a surgical operation for giving birth in which a cut is made in the mother's body so that the baby can be removed through the opening

Full Definition of CESAREAN SECTION

:  surgical incision of the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of offspring

Variants of CESAREAN SECTION

cesarean section or caesarean section

Origin of CESAREAN SECTION

from the legendary association of such a delivery with the Roman cognomen Caesar
First Known Use: 1615

cesarean section

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CESAREAN SECTION

: surgical incision of the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of offspring

cesarean section

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Surgical removal of a fetus from the uterus through an abdominal incision at or before full term. It is usually performed when vaginal delivery would endanger the life or health of the mother or the child. Vaginal delivery is often possible in subsequent pregnancies. Cesarean section carries the usual risks of major surgery. Once overused, largely for fear of malpractice suits, its use has been greatly reduced by the natural childbirth movement.

Variants of CESAREAN SECTION

cesarean section or C-section

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