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fistula

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noun fis·tu·la \ˈfis(h)-chə-lə\

Definition of fistula

plural fistulas or fistulaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  an abnormal passage that leads from an abscess or hollow organ or part to the body surface or from one hollow organ or part to another and that may be surgically created to permit passage of fluids or secretions



Origin of fistula

Middle English, from Latin, pipe, fistula


First Known Use: 14th century


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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "fistula"


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