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ligation

[lahy-gey-shuh n] /laɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
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
1590-1600; < Late Latin ligātiōn- (stem of ligātiō), equivalent to Latin ligāt(us) (see ligate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
ligative
[lig-uh-tiv] /ˈlɪg ə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for ligation
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for ligation
n.

1590s, from Middle French ligation, from Late Latin ligationem (nominative ligatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ligare "to bind" (see ligament).

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ligation in Medicine

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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