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One entry found for cesarean section.
Main Entry: cesarean section
Variant(s): or caesarean section
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized C
Etymology: from Cesar, alternate form of Caesar, and -ean (adjective suffix); from the belief that the original bearer of the Roman cognomen Caesar was cut (Latin caesus) from his mother's womb
: a surgical operation making an opening in the walls of the abdomen and uterus for delivery of a baby

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