tubal ligation

tubal ligation
An operation to tie the fallopian tubes closed. This procedure prevents pregnancy by blocking the passage of eggs from the ovaries to the uterus.

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  • tubal ligation — n ligation of the fallopian tubes that by preventing passage of ova from the ovaries to the uterus serves as a method of female sterilization * * * sterilization of the female by constricting, severing, or crushing the uterine tubes; constriction …   Medical dictionary

  • tubal ligation — n. a medical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are cut and surgically tied so that ova cannot become fertilized or reach the uterus …   English World dictionary

  • Tubal ligation — Infobox Birth control name = Tubal ligation width = caption = bc type = Sterilization date first use = 1930 rate type = Failure perfect failure% = 0.5 typical failure% = 0.5 duration effect = Permanent reversibility = Sometimes user reminders =… …   Wikipedia

  • tubal ligation — noun Date: circa 1948 ligation of the fallopian tubes that by preventing passage of ova from the ovaries to the uterus serves as a method of female sterilization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tubal ligation — noun a sterilization procedure with women; both Fallopian tubes are tied in two places and the tubes removed in between the ligations • Hypernyms: ↑ligation, ↑surgical contraception …   Useful english dictionary

  • tubal ligation — 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. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • tubal ligation — operation which makes the female reproductive system dysfunctional …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tubal ligation — tub′al liga′tion n. srg 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 • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • tubal ligation — /tjubəl laɪˈgeɪʃən/ (say tyoohbuhl luy gayshuhn) noun the operation of applying a ligature to the fallopian tubes, to prevent conception …  

  • tubal ligation surgery — surgical operation to block the Fallopian tubes in a woman to permanently prevent pregnancy …   English contemporary dictionary

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