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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.
Objective: To compare the morbidity associated with placenta previa with and without previous caesarean sections.
Caesarean section is the removal of the foetus through an incision on the abdominal wall and the intact uterus.
Objective: To determine the risk factors for surgical site infection in women undergoing lower segment caesarean section and to compare the frequency of identified risk factors for surgical site infection among women undergoing elective and emergency caesarean section.
OLDER mothers are helping fuel a rise in Caesarean sections, which are now at an all-time high, figures suggest.
Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries in the world, with rates continuing to rise, particularly in high- and middle-income countries.
Since 1985, the international healthcare community has considered the ideal rate for caesarean sections to be between 10% and 15%.
Although it can save lives, caesarean section is often perfomed without medical need, putting women and their babies at risk of short term and long term health problems".
Background: There is widespread concern about increasing proportion of births by caesarean section.
Women's preference for caesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
The success rate is 70--75 per cent, if she never had vaginal delivery, but 85- 90 per cent if she had a vaginal delivery before or after her caesarean.