caesarean - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/sɪˈzeəriən/
singularcaesarean
pluralcaesareans

or caesarean section 

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  1. a medical operation in which a baby is born by being removed from a woman’s body through a cut made in her abdomen, because the baby cannot be born in the normal way.
Word story
Perhaps named after Julius Caesar, who it is sometimes said was born this way.