Definitions for tubal ligation

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tub′al liga′tion(n.)

  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.

    Category: Surgery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tubal ligation(noun)

    a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations


  1. Tubal ligation

    Tubal ligation or tubectomy is a surgical procedure for sterilization in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked, or severed and sealed, either method of which prevents eggs from reaching the uterus for fertilization. Tubal ligation is considered a permanent method of sterilization and birth control.


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