tubal ligation

  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.

Origin of tubal ligation

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for tubal ligation

tubal ligation

  1. the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization

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Scientific definitions for tubal ligation

tubal ligation

[ tōōbəl ]

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

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