ligation

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noun li·ga·tion \lī-ˈgā-shən\

Definition of ligation

  1. 1 :  an act of ligating

  2. 2 :  something that binds :  ligature

1597

First Known Use of ligation

1597


Medical Dictionary

ligation

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noun li·ga·tion \lī-ˈgā-shən\

Medical Definition of ligation

  1. 1a:  the surgical process of tying up an anatomical channel (as a blood vessel)b:  the process of joining together chemical chains (as of DNA or protein)

  2. 2:  something that binds :  ligature


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