Section, Cesarian
The obstetrical procedure is often spelled this way in the U.S. with just an "e"although the Roman emperor remains Caesar in America with an "ae". Also referred to as a C-section. No matter what, it is a procedure in which a baby, rather than being born vaginally, is surgically extracted (removed) from the uterus. As the name "Cesarian" suggests, this is not exactly a new procedure. It was done in ancient civilizations upon the death of a pregnant woman who was near full term in order to salvage the baby. Julius Caesar (or one of his predecessors) was born by this procedure. The term "section" in surgery refers to the division of tissue. What is being divided here is the abdominal wall of the mother as well as the wall of the uterus in order to extract the baby. In Shakespeare's Macbeth the Witches' prophecy was that "...none of woman born/ Shall harm Macbeth" (IV.i). Unfortunately for Macbeth, the Scottish nobleman Macduff was "from his mother's womb/ Untimely ripped," and thus not naturally "born of woman" (V.vii). Macduff was the only agent capable of destroying Macbeth. He killed Macbeth in battle.

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  • cesarian — cesarean cesarean, cesarian cesarian . same as {cesarean section}. Syn: cesarean section, cesarian section, caesarean section, C section, cesarean, caesarean. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cesarian — I noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian… …   Useful english dictionary

  • section n — Cesarian section …   English expressions

  • cesarian section — noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑caesarean… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cesarian section, lower segment (LSCS) — A Cesarian section in which the surgical incision (cut) is made in the lower segment of the uterus …   Medical dictionary

  • Section, lower segment Cesarian (LSCS) — A Cesarian section in which the surgical incision (cut) is made in the lower segment of the uterus …   Medical dictionary

  • Cesarian — adj. pertaining to a Cesarean section; pertaining to Caesar or the Caesars (emperors of ancient Rome) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cesarian section — District in Rome …   English expressions

  • C-section — noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way) • Syn: ↑cesarean delivery, ↑caesarean delivery, ↑caesarian delivery, ↑cesarean section, ↑cesarian… …   Useful english dictionary

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