Definition of C-section
1. 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).
Generic synonyms: Delivery, Obstetrical Delivery
Terms within: Hysterotomy
Derivative terms: Caesarean, Cesarean, Cesarian
Definition of C-section
1. Noun. Short form of Caesarean section. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of C-section
1. A surgical procedure that involves the delivery of the foetus through an abdominal incision. C-sections account for about 1/5 of all births in the us. Indications include: failure to progress, foetal distress, cephalopelvic disproportion (baby's too big for birth canal), placenta previa, placental abruption, placental insufficiency, breech baby, active genital herpes, multiple gestation, preeclampsia and excessive scarring from previous surgeries. The average hospital stay is about 4 days. The maternal death rate with C-section is three times higher than with natural delivery. (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of C-section
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1. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1874)
"The hill c, section 4, is a very commanding point, rising some l',OOU feet above the adjacent creeks. Its uniform eastern slope descends to the long ridge ..."
2. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1825)
"S. geoglossum. a, with magnified analysis of 6, and c, section. fig. 5. S. flabelliformis. a, nat. size ; b, and c, magnified specimens ; tí, section ; c, ..."
3. A Treatise on the Law of Income Taxation Under Federal and State Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1915)
"By Whom Exemptions Under Paragraph C, Section 2, of This Act May be Claimed. 101. Amount of Exemptions Allowable for 1913. 102. When and on What Amount the ..."
4. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1894)
"Section in S. 27, T. 7, R. 15 E 393 c. Section on Conecuh River, Covington county ... Section on Pea River, below Elba, Coffee county 400 c. Section near ..."