ligation

[lahy-gey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of ligating, especially of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
2.
anything that binds or ties up; ligature.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Late Latin ligātiōn- (stem of ligātiō), equivalent to Latin ligāt(us) (see ligate) + -iōn- -ion

ligative [lig-uh-tiv] , adjective
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ligate (ˈlaɪɡeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to tie up or constrict (something) with a ligature
 
[C16: from Latin ligātus, from ligāre to bind]
 
li'gation
 
n
 
ligative
 
adj

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ligation
1590s, from L. ligationem, noun of action from ligare "to bind" (see ligament).
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ligation li·ga·tion (lī-gā'shən)
n.

  1. The act of binding or of applying a ligature.

  2. The state of being bound.

  3. Something that binds; a ligature.

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Example sentences
Surgery that may be done to treat hemorrhoids includes rubber band ligation or surgical hemorrhoidectomy.
Following ligation the vector with the insert of interest is transfected into cells.
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