Definitions for fistulaˈfɪs tʃʊ lə; -ˌli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fis•tu•laˈfɪs tʃʊ lə; -ˌli(n.)(pl.)-las, -lae

  1. Pathol. a narrow passage or duct formed by disease or injury.

    Category: Pathology

  2. a surgical opening into a hollow organ for drainage.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of fistula:

1350–1400; ME < L: pipe, tube, fistula

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fistulous withers, fistula(noun)

    a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse

  2. fistula, sinus(noun)

    an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface


  1. fistula(Noun)

    An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect.

  2. fistula(Noun)

    A tube, a pipe, or a hole.

  3. Origin: From fistula, from findo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fistula(noun)

    a reed; a pipe

  2. Fistula(noun)

    a pipe for convejing water

  3. Fistula(noun)

    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


  1. Fistula

    In medicine, a fistula is an abnormal connection or passageway between two epithelium-lined organs or vessels that normally do not connect. It is generally a disease condition, but a fistula may be surgically created for therapeutic reasons.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fistula

    Abnormal communication most commonly seen between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.


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