Meaning of ligation

li•ga•tion

Pronunciation: (lī-gā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of ligating, esp. of surgically tying up a bleeding artery.
  2. anything that binds or ties up; ligature.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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