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caesarean

noun [C or U] mainly UK (US usually cesarean) uk   /sɪˈzeə.ri.ən/  us   /-ˌzer.i-/ (also caesarean section)
an operation in which a woman's uterus is cut open to allow a baby to be born: I had to have a caesarean. The baby was born by caesarean. a caesarean birth/delivery
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