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.
Origin of tubal ligation
First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for tubal ligation
the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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Medicine definitions for tubal ligation
A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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Science definitions for tubal ligation
[ tōō′bəl ]
A method of sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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