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adj. & n.
Variant of cesarean.








(Historical Terms) of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar
(Surgery) (sometimes not capital) surgery
a. short for Caesarean section
b. (as modifier): Caesarean birth; Caesarean operation.


or Cae•sar•i•an

(sɪˈzɛər i ən)

1. pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars.
2. (usu. l.c.) cesarean.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caesarean - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)caesarean - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
obstetrical delivery, delivery - the act of delivering a child
hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
Adj.1.caesarean - relating to abdominal delivery
2.Caesarean - of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar


Cesarean (US) [siːˈzɛərɪən] N (also Caesarean operation or section) → (operación f de) cesárea f


Caesarian [sɪˈzɛəriən] Cesarean (US) n (also Caesarean section) → césarienne fCaesarean section Caesarian section, Cesarean section (US) ncésarienne fCaesar salad caesar salad [ˌsiːzərˈsæləd] nsalade f césar


, (US) Cesarean
adjcäsarisch, Cäsaren-; (= of Caesar)cäsarisch
n (Med: also Caesarean section) → Kaiserschnitt m; he was a Caesareaner wurde mit Kaiserschnitt entbunden; she had a (baby by) Caesareansie hatte einen Kaiserschnitt


Cesarean (Am) [sɪːˈzɛərɪən] n (also Caesarean section) → (taglio) cesareo
References in classic literature ?
I pulled one of the stories out by the roots, and left the other--a kind of literary Caesarean operation.
54% cases with previous two caesareans leading to a repeat caesarean.
New data from NHS Digital shows an increase in Caesareans, accounting for 27.
8% and 75% of the patients with previous1, 2, 3 and 4 caesareans having a placenta previa.
8 VBAC is a reasonable and safe choice for the majority of women with prior caesarean and that there is emerging evidence of serious harms relating to multiple caesareans.
Furthermore, a 12% increased risk of stillbirth was apparent in emergency caesareans only.
Practice audits to reduce caesareans in a tertiary referral hospital in south-western China, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2012, 90(7):488-494.
4 million Caesareans were performed in 2007, the latest year for which figures are available.
Figures suggest caesareans carried out during labour without pressing medical reasons were 14 times more risky than a normal birth.
The rate for Caesareans has risen sharply in the last 25 years despite repeated calls for it to be cut.
A high incidence of vitamin D deficiency has been found in pregnant and lactating women, and the rate of caesareans with no medical or obstetrical indication is also rising.
She explains which medical conditions make caesareans necessary, and when doctors often use outdated medical information, fear of liability, and economic advantage as justification for performing them.