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tubal ligation

noun
  1. a method of permanent sterilization for women, involving the surgical sealing of the fallopian tubes to prevent the ovum from passing from the ovary to the uterus.
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Origin of tubal ligation

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for tubal ligation

tubal ligation

noun
  1. the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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tubal ligation in Medicine

tubal ligation

n.
  1. A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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tubal ligation in Science

tubal ligation

[tōōbəl]
  1. A method of sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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