tubal ligation


noun

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

tubal ligation

noun

the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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Medical definitions for tubal ligation

tubal ligation

n.

A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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Scientific definitions for tubal ligation

tubal ligation
[ tōōbəl ]

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