cesarean section

noun, often capitalized C
variants: or caesarean section or less commonly cesarian section or caesarian section

Definition of cesarean section

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

Examples of cesarean section in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After Isabella, a breech baby, was born by emergency cesarean section, Peña took a nearly two-year absence to raise her and recover from the procedure. New York Times, 29 July 2022 Since welcoming her firstborn, Quinn has also spoken about going into labor two weeks early and undergoing an emergency cesarean section. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, 6 Sep. 2021 Operating room suites where babies were delivered by cesarean section were not thoroughly sanitized. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 1 July 2022 In Mississippi, as Ms. Magazine reported, an uninsured mother had to resort to her husband packing her cesarean section wound to keep her stomach together because staples from the procedure had come out. Zoe Jacoby And Reshma Ramachandran, CNN, 21 Apr. 2022 Becoming Mom podcast, sharing why she's grown to be proud of the scar left from her cesarean section. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 6 Nov. 2021 Jorgensen, who was eight months pregnant at the time, had to get an emergency cesarean section, but her baby died six days later. Holly Thomas, CNN, 1 June 2022 After giving birth via emergency cesarean section in 2017, doctors found life-threatening blood clots in Williams' body. Hattie Lindert, PEOPLE.com, 25 Apr. 2022 Jill was scheduled for a cesarean section at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Anaheim on May 5 because doctors discovered her son, Oliver, was in a breech position. Diane Herbst, PEOPLE.com, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cesarean section

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cesarean section

from the legendary association of such a delivery with the Roman cognomen Caesar

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“Cesarean section.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cesarean%20section. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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cesarean section

noun, sometimes capitalized C

Medical Definition of cesarean section

: a surgical procedure involving incision of the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of offspring Even a history of multiple cesarean sections need not exclude a pregnant woman from attempting a vaginal delivery, new research indicates.Science News

called also cesarean, C-section

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