caesarean section

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Synonyms for caesarean section

the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)

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To wit, Blount's entry on e-mail reads, "Call this hyphen fussy if you will, but you wouldn't write Abomb for A-bomb, or opositive for O-positive, or Xray (which looks like the name of a science fiction villain) or fstop or Bgirl or Bside of a record (not that there is any such thing anymore) or Csection, Fword, Gman, Vchip, or Xfactor.
Sisam abandoned an attempt at a forceps delivery and ordered an emergency Csection.
If there is someone to blame for the huge rise in Csection births - a fifth of women now go under the knife to give birth - then it's not Liz Hurley or Madonna or Catherine Zeta Jones, all of whom had elective Caesarians.