Share this entry
cesarean Syllabification: ce·sar·e·an
Pronunciation: /səˈzerēən/
(also caesarean or chiefly British caesarian)

Definition of cesarean in English:


Of or effected by cesarean section: a cesarean delivery
More example sentences
  • Colonization of the mother is not an indication for cesarean delivery, and cesarean delivery is not an alternative to intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis.
  • The authors conclude that risk factors for surgical site infection following cesarean delivery are infection before surgery, obesity, nulliparity, preeclampsia and poor general health.
  • The authors' results confirm the observations from epidemiologic studies that cesarean delivery has a protective effect against pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence later in life.


Back to top  
A cesarean section: I had to have a cesarean two sons both born by cesarean
More example sentences
  • It's also important for women to understand and consider the many drawbacks of cesareans in the weeks and months after birth, and for future pregnancy and birth experiences.
  • No evidence supports the idea that cesareans are as safe as vaginal birth for mother or baby.
  • Twenty-four percent had a cesarean, and of women with previous cesareans, 1 in 4 had a vaginal birth after cesarean.


Early 16th century (as a noun denoting a supporter of an emperor or imperial system): from Latin Caesareus 'of Caesar' + -an.

Definition of cesarean in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources