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cesarean sectionalso caesarean section
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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Surgery to delivery a baby through an incision in the mother’s abdomen.
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|Noun||1.||cesarean 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)|
abdominal delivery, caesarean, caesarean delivery, caesarean section, caesarian, caesarian delivery, caesarian section, cesarean, cesarean delivery, cesarian, cesarian section, C-section
hysterotomy - surgical incision into the uterus (as in cesarean section)
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