Caesarean section

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Likely corruption of the Latin phrase a caesō mātris uterō (literally, [born] from a cut in the mother’s womb), supposedly the origin of Caesar's name. More at Caesar and caedō.

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Caesarean section (plural Caesarean sections)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain) Delivery of a baby through an incision in the womb.
    Synonyms: Caesarean, Cesarean, cesarean, C-section
    Antonyms: vaginal delivery, natural childbirth

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