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 The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco after being sent there for special care, Mali’s top health official announced. Baba Ahmed And Tarik El Barakah, chicagotribune.com, 5 May 2021 The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco after being sent there for special care, Mali’s top health official announced. Baba Ahmed And Tarik El Barakah, chicagotribune.com, 5 May 2021 Still, defying the odds, Rosie entered the world via an emergency cesarean section on Christmas Eve 2019. cincinnati.com, 7 May 2021 The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth to the babies by cesarean section on Tuesday in Morocco after being sent there for special care, Mali’s top health official announced. NBC News, 6 May 2021 The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth by cesarean section to four boys and five girls on Tuesday. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 Performing a cesarean section, for example, was out of the question, and this surprised some. Ashley Nguyen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2021 Mark Sloan, Hannah’s father, said his wife, Lisa, underwent a cesarean section because Hannah’s heart rate dropped after each contraction. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 28 Apr. 2021 She was taken to UAB Hospital where the baby was delivered by emergency cesarean section. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 13 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of cesarean section was in 1607

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“Cesarean section.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cesarean%20section. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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cesarean section

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cesarean section

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

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, 27 Aug. 1988

called also cesarean, C-section

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