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English definition of “caesarean (section)”

caesarean (section)

noun [C or U] (US usually cesarean)     /sɪˌzeə.ri.ənˈsek.ʃən/ US  /-ˌzer.i-/
an operation in which a woman's womb 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/deliveryBirthPregnancy
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