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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.
Guidance for the NHS in England and Wales stressed that requests for caesareans should not be automatically agreed by doctors.
But guidance for the NHS in England and Wales from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) today stressed that requests for Caesareans should not be automatically agreed by doctors.
The number of women undergoing Caesareans has soared in recent years.
MPs are calling for a crackdown in the number of women choosing to have Caesareans on the NHS.
However, other major health insurance providers, say they will continue to pay for Caesareans if they are medically necessary.
New NHS figures show Caesareans accounted for almost a quarter of births in 2006-07 - up slightly on the previous year.
This high caesarean section rate is mainly the result of an increased rate of primary caesareans at the primary health care setups being run by General practitioner, whether private or public, lack of patient education,non- provision of facilities for instrumental delivery and VBAC.
In March 2010, the National Institutes of Health met to consolidate and discuss the overall up-to-date body of VBAC scientific data and concluded, Given the available evidence, trial of labor is a reasonable option for many pregnant women with one prior low transverse uterine incision."8 VBAC is a reasonable and safe choice for the majority of women with prior caesarean and that there is emerging evidence of serious harms relating to multiple caesareans.9
(1.) Runmei M et al., Practice audits to reduce caesareans in a tertiary referral hospital in south-western China, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2012, 90(7):488-494.
Figures suggest caesareans carried out during labour without pressing medical reasons were 14 times more risky than a normal birth.
The proportion of Welsh mothers who have Caesareans is now higher than in any other part of the UK.