Definitions for fistulaˈfɪs tʃʊ lə; -ˌli
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fistulous withers, fistula(noun)
a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect.
A tube, a pipe, or a hole.
Origin: From fistula, from findo.
a reed; a pipe
a pipe for convejing water
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
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
Abnormal communication most commonly seen between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.
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