Origin of ligation
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Examples from the Web for ligation
I was on birth control pills for years, and when I got my OBGYN to agree to it- I got a tubal ligation.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
An operation for fistula in ano has been proposed and practised by Reeves, which is a compromise between cutting and ligation.
Under these circumstances it may be said that the classical rule of ligation at the point of injury should never be disregarded.
The aneurism was cured by ligation of the vein above and below the communication and proximal ligature of the popliteal artery.
The operation most in favour consists in ligation of the artery above and below the varix, the vein remaining untouched.
It is the ligation of sense, but the liberty of reason, and our waking conceptions do not match the Fancies of our sleeps.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)
Word Origin and History for ligation
1590s, from Middle French ligation, from Late Latin ligationem (nominative ligatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ligare "to bind" (see ligament).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
- The state of being bound.
- Something that binds; a ligature.
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