cesarean section

noun

variants or caesarean section or less commonly cesarian section or caesarian section
often capitalized C
: 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 Anderson also recounted her experience in 1994 returning to the set of the show just 10 days after giving birth to her first child, Piper, via cesarean section at 26. Noah Osborne, NBC News, 3 Apr. 2024 In these cases, a cesarean section will likely be suggested. Parents Editors, Parents, 4 Mar. 2024 The new parents welcomed their bundle of joy via cesarean section after confirming their little one was in breech position. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 With her pregnancy at the edge of viability, the patient requested to have a cesarean section, Osmundson said, even though there was a significant chance the baby might not survive. Kavitha Surana, ProPublica, 26 Feb. 2024 While there's no question that some of this is due to early induction and early cesarean sections, Gounder says, the trends of those have actually been going down. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 31 Jan. 2024 Sharing that his daughter came early, Austin noted that Wang had to have an emergency cesarean section. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 Mothers pregnant with multiples usually need to have a cesarean section. Lauren Dunn, NBC News, 24 Feb. 2024 The couple’s unborn daughter was delivered via emergency cesarean section, prosecutors said. Daniella Segura, Sacramento Bee, 7 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cesarean section was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Cesarean section.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cesarean%20section. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cesarean section

noun
variants or caesarean section
often capitalized C
: a surgical operation making an opening in the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of a baby
Etymology

from Cesar, alternate form of Caesar, and -ean (adjective suffix); from the belief that the original bearer of the name Caesar was cut (Latin caesus) from his mother's womb

Medical Definition

cesarean section

noun
sometimes capitalized C
: 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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