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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
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Women not suitable for vaginal birth are those withprevious uterine rupture, previous classical cesarean (vertical scar in uterus) or having three or more previous cesareans.
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After the intervention--which included such components as education of obstetrics staff and patients, implementation of international guidelines, removal of potential financial incentives for surgeons to perform cesareans and daily review of proper medical indications-the cesarean rate decreased to 42% in 2005 and to 36% in 2011.
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Yet, it is virtually unknown how many of these cesareans are elective and requested by the mother.
The researchers believe that the upsurge in cesarean deliveries over the last decade may be caused by changes in physician behavior and institutional practices, and that these changes may be a factor in black women's increased rates of both cesareans and stillbirth.
Lacking from the study were details about the prior cesareans that might have influenced what was seen in the subsequent deliveries, such as why the individuals had undergone their cesareans and how many prior cesareans they had had.
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