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cesarean section

also caesarean section
n.
A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.

[From the traditional belief that Julius Caesar(or his eponymous ancestor) was born by this operation.]
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Caesarean section

n
(Surgery) a surgical incision through the abdominal and uterine walls in order to deliver a baby
[C17: from the belief that Julius Caesar was so delivered, the name allegedly being derived from caesus, past participle of caedere to cut]
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Noun1.Caesarean 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)caesarean 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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Almost two weeks later, the doctor said my amniotic fluid was drained and that I had to undergo an emergency ceasarian section. I had no choice: I had to give birth or my baby would die.
And that she had to undergo ceasarian section to deliver the twins was all too new for Mimi.