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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) adj. - Relating to abdominal delivery.

Usage examples (38)
  • This is also called a cesarean section or C-section.
  • The first few days after a cesarean are the most difficult.
  • Despite the prevalent use of the term emergency cesarean, this surgery is fairly rare.
  • Although a cesarean is a relatively safe surgery, vaginal birth has fewer overall risks. for more
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