ligation

[ lahy-gey-shuhn ]
/ laɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of ligating, especially of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
anything that binds or ties up; ligature.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of ligation

1590–1600; <Late Latin ligātiōn- (stem of ligātiō), equivalent to Latin ligāt(us) (see ligate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM ligation

lig·a·tive [lig-uh-tiv], /ˈlɪg ə tɪv/, adjective

Words nearby ligation

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ligation

Medical definitions for ligation

ligation
[ lī-gāshən ]

n.

The act of binding or of applying a ligature.
The state of being bound.
Something that binds; a ligature.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.