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A cesarean section.
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(sɪˈzɛər i ən)

1. (sometimes cap.) Also called cesar′ean sec`tion. an operation by which a fetus is taken from the uterus by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus.
2. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to a cesarean.
Also, caesarean , ce•sar′i•an.
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Noun1.C-section - the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)C-section - 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)
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V. cesarean section.
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