ligation

noun

li·​ga·​tion lī-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce ligation (audio)
1
: an act of ligating
2
: something that binds : ligature

Examples of ligation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tubal ligation or sterilization involves cutting, tying or removing the fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from reaching the eggs. Barbara Mantel, NBC News, 12 Apr. 2024 Related article How the reversal of Roe v. Wade led to the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children Tubal ligation procedures increased twice as much as vasectomies, according to the study published Friday in JAMA Health Forum. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 12 Apr. 2024 Simon Gutierrez, a PacifiCorp spokesperson, said the utility has not requested recovery of those costs from ratepayers and is requesting the commission take no action on the filing until the ligation is concluded. Tsicking, oregonlive, 16 June 2023 Both said their agencies do not comment on pending ligation. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2023 Tubal Ligation Tubal ligation is a permanent method of birth control. Dawn Stacey, Phd, Lmhc, Verywell Health, 1 Apr. 2023 Black women were counseled toward ligation more frequently, out of the belief their supposed hyper-fertility would be socially and economically damaging. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 12 Mar. 2021 This includes a technique developed more than a decade ago called seamless ligation of nucleic acids, or Slice, which uses bacterial enzymes to join DNA fragments. WIRED, 1 Nov. 2022 Tubal ligation and bilateral salpingectomy are surgical procedures (typically outpatient) that will require general anesthesia. Lane Gillespie, SELF, 29 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ligation was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Ligation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ligation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

ligation

noun
li·​ga·​tion lī-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce ligation (audio)
: the act of tying a bodily part (as a blood vessel) with a ligature

Medical Definition

ligation

noun
li·​ga·​tion lī-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce ligation (audio)
1
a
: 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
: something that binds : ligature
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