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cesarean also caesarean or caesarian or cesarian (si-ZARE-ee-uhn) adjective

Of or relating to a cesarean section.

noun

A cesarean section, a surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus, performed to deliver a fetus.

[From the traditional belief that Julius Caesar (or his eponymous ancestor) was born by this operation.]

Saudi Arabia Government: Saudi woman gives birth to healthy sextuplets, M2 PressWIRE, 10 Sep 1998. "The mother, who is also in good health, was hospitalized six weeks prior to the cesarean section delivery. She is reported as not having taken any fertility drugs, and already has five children, including one set of triplets."

This week's theme: eponyms.

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Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfful to seek other than itself. -Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) [Sand and Foam]


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