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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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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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