Caesarean - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sɪˈzeriən|  American pronunciation of the word caesarean
Brit.  |sɪˈzɛːrɪən|  British pronunciation of the word caesarean

noun

- the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) (syn: c-section, caesarian, cesarean, cesarian)

adjective

- relating to abdominal delivery (syn: caesarian, cesarean, cesarian)
- of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar (syn: caesarian)

Examples

Both her children were born by caesarean section.

She had to have a caesarean.

The baby was delivered by Caesarean section.

She's being prepped for an emergency Caesarean now.

Word forms

noun
singular: caesarean
plural: caesareans
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