tubal-ligation

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.

Origin:
1945–50

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tubal ligation
 
n
the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization

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

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