caesarean

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cae·​sar·​e·​an
variants or less commonly caesarian

variant spellings of cesarean

Caesarean

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adjective

Cae·​sar·​e·​an si-ˈzer-ē-ən How to pronounce Caesarean (audio)
variants or less commonly Caesarian
: of or relating to Julius Caesar or Augustus Caesar or to one of the Caesars who succeeded Augustus Caesar as Roman emperor

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1528, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caesarean was in 1528

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Cite this Entry

“Caesarean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caesarean. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

caesarean, caesarean section

variant of cesarean, cesarean section

Medical Definition

caesarean

variants also caesarian

variant of cesarean

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