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caesarean Line breaks: cae¦sar|ean
Pronunciation: /sɪˈzɛːrɪən/
(also caesarian)

Definition of caesarean in English:


1 (US also cesarean) Of or effected by caesarean section: a caesarean delivery
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  • Opponents also draw attention to the risks of elective Cesarean delivery to the mother and fetus during the initial procedure and for later pregnancies.
  • The risk for infection and other surgical complications appear to be greater in women undergoing repeat cesarean delivery compared to those who are successful with a vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery.
  • A caveat for these experiments is that the ewes were given betamethasone approximately 40 hours before studying the lambs because during previous experiments preterm lambs did not breathe after Cesarean delivery.
2 (Caesarean) Of or connected with Julius Caesar or the Caesars: the Caesarean faction in the civil wars after 44 bc
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  • Some say the gesture was genuine, but others suspected it was but another instance of Caesarian politics, a carefully orchestrated event between he and Antony to reassure the mob that Caesar would not be king.
  • He acquired and exercised a strong personal dominance, but this was soon threatened by the emergence of Octavian (the future Augustus), and the two locked in competition for the Caesarian leadership.
  • Caesar's time, authoritatively printed in the calendar, has triumphed over the archaic oral proclamation of the kalends by the priesthood, just as the Caesarian style of politics has triumphed over the Republican.


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A caesarean section: I had to have a caesarean [mass noun]: two sons both born by caesarean
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  • Sure doctors like money, but all Caesareans have risks.
  • There are a lot of women who ask for Caesareans as they are scared of labour and feel surgery is a quicker way to go but the risks involved are higher than in natural birth.
  • Researchers believe the long wait may lead to an increased number of procedures such as Caesarians being carried out when they are not really needed.


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

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