Definition of Caesarean

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).

2. Adjective. Relating to abdominal delivery.
Exact synonyms: Caesarian, Cesarean, Cesarian
Partainyms: Cesarean, Cesarian
Derivative terms: Cesarean, Cesarian

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar.
Exact synonyms: Caesarian
Partainyms: Caesar, Caesar
Derivative terms: Caesar, Caesar

Definition of Caesarean

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Caesarea. ¹

2. Noun. An inhabitant/citizen of Caesarea. ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or in the manner of Julius Caesar or other Caesars. ¹

4. Noun. A Caesarean section. ¹

5. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Caesarean#Noun Caesarean) ¹

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Definition of Caesarean

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caesarean

caecum cupulare
caecum vestibulare
caenorhabiditis elegans
caesarean (current term)
caesarean delivery
caesarean section
caesium chloride
caesium clock

Literary usage of Caesarean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences by New Sydenham Society (1875)
"1873) a successful case of caesarean section in a woman, aet. ... The caesarean section was made by M. Marcet (' Progr├Ęs Med.,' 1873) on a multipara, who, ..."

2. Essays in Pastoral Medicine by Austin O'Malley, James Joseph Walsh (1906)
"IV THE caesarean SECTION AND CRANIOTOMY IN the caesarean section the infant is delivered through an incision in the abdominal or uterine walls. ..."

3. Transactions by Homoeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York (1879)
"The methods of procedure in the caesarean section are so well known that .a ... In 1806, the German obstetrician, Joeng, proposed to make the caesarean ..."

4. A Catechism of Medical Jurisprudence: Being Principally a Compendium of the by Stephen West Williams (1835)
"OF THE caesarean OPERATION. 1. Why does the caesarean operation demand investigation in a treatise upon medical jurisprudence ? Because in England and it is ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"Abdominal caesarean section was immediately performed and an n- pound child delivered. ... caesarean section is indicated where the haemorrhage is severe, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Science and Practice of Midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1884)
"THE caesarean section has perhaps given rise to more discussion than any other ... The period at which the caesarean section was first resorted to is not ..."

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