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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.
Since 1985, the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10% and 15%.
WHENEVER Dr Andreas Mavrides' patients ask him for a caesarean he asks them why they want one.
We were fully expecting to find that closing the peritoneum at caesarean delivery would increase adhesions.
QI HAD an emergency caesarean with my first baby - is that likely to have any impact on my next pregnancy and birth?
High caesarean section rate in rural China: is ii related to health insurance (new co-operative medical scheme)?
There is concern about rising rates of caesarean section worldwide.
MUMS to be should only give birth by caesarean when strictly necessary, insists a new study.
Women are generally given caesarean sections when: a baby is distressed or compromised the labour doesn't progress, the baby is breech (the wrong way up) they choose to because they have had a previous caesarean section But the unit at North Tees is minimising these circumstances by: Taking minute samples of the baby's blood during labour to get an accurate picture of the baby's wellbeing
A HUGE rise in the number of Welsh women choosing to give birth by Caesarean section is because many mothers are no longer prepared to tolerate the pain of natural childbirth, a senior midwife has claimed.
BABIES born by planned Caesarean are up to four times more likely to suffer breathing problems, researchers said today.
Recently, you may have read news articles stating that cesarean sections pose no extra risk to women who are giving birth, (1) or that "it may be reasonable for many women to deliver by caesarean section even without a medical need.