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Definition of "cesarean" [ce•sa•re•an•cesarean]

  • Of or relating to a cesarean section. (adjective)
  • A cesarean section. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cesarean" in a sentence
  • "ACOG cautions that "both sides to this debate" must recognize that evidence to support the benefit of elective cesarean is still incomplete and that there are not yet extensive morbidity and mortality data to compare elective cesarean delivery with vaginal birth in healthy women."
  • "The risk of complications is even higher in obese women, where a cesarean is a major operation, Fleischman noted."
  • "Your recollection of the experience might not be complete, especially if labor was exhausting or the cesarean was an emergency."