cesarean

noun, often capitalized
ce·sar·e·an | \ si-ˈzer-ē-ən \
variants: or or less commonly cesarian or caesarian

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cesarean or caesarean or less commonly cesarian or caesarian adjective often capitalized

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That's risky because if a woman in labor starts bleeding or her baby isn't getting enough oxygen, obstetricians must perform an emergency cesarean. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 28 June 2018 That’s risky because if a woman in labor starts bleeding or her baby isn’t getting enough oxygen, obstetricians must perform an emergency cesarean. Washington Post, "US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 27 June 2018 In particular, if the circumstance for previous cesarean (ie: breech presentation, failure to dilate) is not present the next time around, that bodes well for mom. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "I Had A Successful Vaginal Birth After A Cesarean (VBAC)—Here's What You Need To Know," 16 Nov. 2017 While cesareans are common when delivering twins, McCants, who had a complication-free pregnancy, had hoped for a natural birth. NBC News, "How training doctors in implicit bias could save the lives of black mothers," 11 May 2018 But other reasons for the rise in cesarean deliveries, including the readings from a fetal monitor, are less clear-cut. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms," 5 Feb. 2018 But for a pregnancy following a cesarean, there was a 17 percent increased probability of miscarriage and a 27 percent increased probability of stillbirth. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Cesarean Delivery Can Pose Long-Term Risks to Mother and Child," 26 Jan. 2018 And women who have one cesarean, which weakens the uterine wall, are more likely to have a second or third rather than risk a uterine rupture during subsequent labor and delivery. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "The Importance of Infants’ Exposure to Micro-Organisms," 5 Feb. 2018 She was given an emergency cesarean, but the 24-week-old baby and the mother died after surgery. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Former Pennsylvania Officer Pleads Guilty to Death of Pregnant Wife After Claiming He Shot Her by Accident," 16 Sep. 2017

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circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cesarean was circa 1903

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cesarean

noun, sometimes capitalized
ce·sar·e·an | \ si-ˈzar-ē-ən, -ˈzer- \
variants: or caesarean also cesarian or caesarian

Medical Definition of cesarean 

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cesarean or caesarean also cesarian or caesarian adjective
cesarean delivery a cesarean birth

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