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English definition of “ligature”

ligature

noun [C]     /ˈlɪɡ.ə.tʃər/ US  /-tʃɚ/ specialized
a thread or wire used for tying something, especially a blood vessel: Ligatures are used in surgery to stop the flow of a bleeding artery .Fastening and tying
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