tubal ligation(redirected from Sterilization, tubal)
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A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
(Surgery) the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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.
Surgery to tie off the fallopian tubes in order to cause sterility.
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|Noun||1.||tubal ligation - a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations|
ligation - (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
surgical contraception - contraception by surgical sterilization