A surgical procedure for female sterilization that involves severing and tying the fallopian tubes.
- A tubal ligation is a surgical sterilization technique for women in which the fallopian tubes are closed or tied.
- The surgeon also completed a tubal ligation during the procedure.
- Operations on women are commonly called tubal ligation, as the procedures aim to occlude or ‘ligate’ the Fallopian tubes.
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Syllabification: tub·al li·ga·tion
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