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A method of female sterilization in which the fallopian tubes are surgically tied.
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(Surgery) the tying of the Fallopian tubes as a method of sterilization
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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.
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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
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