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Meaning of FISTULA

Pronunciation:  'fischûlu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface

FISTULA is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: sinus
 See Also: passage, passageway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fis"tu*la\ (?; 135), n.; pl. {Fistul[ae]}. [L.]
1. A reed; a pipe.

2. A pipe for convejing water. [Obs.] --Knight.

3. (Med.) A permanent abnormal opening into the soft parts
   with a constant discharge; a deep, narrow, chronic
   abscess; an abnormal opening between an internal cavity
   and another cavity or the surface; as, a salivary fistula;
   an anal fistula; a recto-vaginal fistula.

{Incomplete fistula} (Med.), a fistula open at one end only.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Abnormal connection between one hollow organ and another, or the surface of the skin (cutaneous).
Biology Dictionary
  1. Abnormal pipe-like opening between two hollow organs, such as between the vagina and the rectum.
  2. A vessel which conducts water in a plant.