Synonyms for caesarian

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Antonyms for caesarian

  • natural birth
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She said, "They've been doing Caesarian sections on the animals in test-pen M-four."

One does not even expect of you that you rise to the Caesarian heroism of a kick!

Caesarian section was attempted, but did not save the life of the mother.

Yet these islands were crowded with exiles, and in them were to be found not a few princesses of Caesarian origin.

The foregoing, though apparently a Caesarian operation, is not difficult to a practised hand.

Thus did Cesare Borgia—personally attended by a caesarian guard, wearing his livery—set out upon the conquest of the Romagna.

If by any Caesarian operation it chances to come into being it is promptly strangled.

Caesarian section almost always led to the death of the mother.

It is possible that the spiritualists may become the stoics of a new epoch of Caesarian rule.

WORD ORIGIN

1923, shortening of Caesarian section (1610s); supposedly from Caius Julius Caesar, who was said to have been delivered surgically, thus legend traces his cognomen to Latin caesus past participle of caedere "to cut" (see -cide).

But if this is the etymology of the name, it was likely an ancestor who was so born (Caesar's mother lived to see his triumphs and such operations would have been fatal to the woman in ancient times). And Pliny derives his cognomen from caesaries "head of hair," because the future dictator was born with a full one. Caesarian section may come directly from caesus.

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