cesarean (section)cesarean section
a surgical operation for delivering a baby by cutting through the mother's abdominal and uterine walls
occas. sp. ce·sar′ian (section)
Origin of cesarean (section)from the ancient story (by associated, association of the name Caesar with Classical Latin caedere, to cut: see Caesar) that Caesar or an ancestor had been born in this manner
also caesarean section
A surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.
Origin of cesarean sectionFrom the traditional belief that Julius Caesar, (or his eponymous ancestor) was born by this operation.
(plural cesarean sections)
- (US, medicine) Alternative spelling of Caesarean section.