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CAESARIAN [1 record]

Record 1 2014-02-11


Subject field(s)
  • Obstetric Surgery

[An] incision through the abdominal and uterine walls for delivery of a fetus.


The term Caesarean section refers to Julius Caesar (who is believed to have been born that way) and is traditionally spelled with an upper-case C; however, it is more often written with a lower-case c today. In Canada the preferred spelling is "caesarean" and not "cesarean."

Key term(s)
  • cesarian section
  • caesarian section
  • caesarian
  • cesarian
  • cesarean


  • Chirurgie obstétrique

Opération consistant à inciser l'utérus gravide, par voie abdominale, pour extraire artificiellement le fœtus et le placenta (la voie vaginale n'est plus utilisée).


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Cirugía obstétrica
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