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tubal ligation

noun
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
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • In prior studies, tubal ligation has been shown to have an adverse effect on ovarian reserve.
British Dictionary definitions for tubal ligation

tubal ligation

noun
1.
the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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tubal ligation in Medicine

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

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tubal ligation in Science
tubal ligation
  (t'bəl)   
A method of sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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