caesarian







caesarian


adjective

  1. pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars: a Caesarean conquest.

noun

  1. (sometimes lowercase) Cesarean.

noun (sometimes lowercase)

  1. Also called Cesarean section, C-section. an operation by which a fetus is taken from the uterus by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus.

adjective

  1. of or relating to a Cesarean.
  2. Caesarean(def 1).

adjective

  1. US variant spellings of Caesarean

adjective

  1. of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar

noun

  1. (sometimes not capital) surgery
    1. short for Caesarean section
    2. (as modifier)Caesarean birth; Caesarean operation
n.

1923, shortening of Caesarian section (1610s); supposedly from Caius Julius Caesar, who was said to have been delivered surgically, thus legend traces his cognomen to Latin caesus past participle of caedere “to cut” (see -cide).

But if this is the etymology of the name, it was likely an ancestor who was so born (Caesar’s mother lived to see his triumphs and such operations would have been fatal to the woman in ancient times). And Pliny derives his cognomen from caesaries “head of hair,” because the future dictator was born with a full one. Caesarian section may come directly from caesus.

see caesarian.

alternative spelling of caesarian (see also æ).

n.

  1. Variant ofcesarean

n.

  1. Variant ofcesarean

adj.

  1. Of or relating to a cesarean section.

n.

  1. A cesarean section.

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