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
Words nearby tubal ligation
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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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Medical definitions for tubal ligation
A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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Scientific definitions for tubal ligation
[ tōō′bəl ]
A method of sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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