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, Caesarian (US), Cesarean, Cesarian
1. of or relating to any of the Caesars, esp Julius Caesar (100--44 bc), Roman general, statesman, and historian
2. Surgery
a. short for Caesarean section
b. (as modifier): Caesarean birth



an operation for artificial delivery of a fetus in which the fetus and placenta are removed through an incision in the anterior abdominal wall and the body of the uterus.

A cesarean is performed on a live fetus when the woman is unable without assistance to bear the child alive (when the pelvis is narrow or deformed or in the presence of severe cicatricial changes of the vagina or placenta praevia). When there is excessive or acute hemorrhage, a cesarean is performed even on a dead or nonviable fetus in order to save the mother. The term “cesarean” formerly was incorrectly associated with the legend of the birth of the Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar by means of a similar operation.

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Dada su comprension de la naturaleza esencial de los cuerpos y las causas ocasionales de su movimiento y reposo, Leibniz puede haber pensado que, salvo los milagros continuos, seria inevitable en un mundo con espacios vacios que las partes de los cuerpos en la periferia de aquellos espacios--que no estan completamente rodeados por otros cuerpos para evitar su dispersion--quedarian separadas de su conexion con todos los otros cuerpos de su mundo y por tanto cesarian de expresar los cuerpos con los que ya no estarian conectados (5).
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