Definition of fistula
plural fistulas or fistulaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
: 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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