noun fis·tu·la \ˈfis(h)-chə-lə\
plural fis·tu·las or fis·tu·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of FISTULA

:  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

Other Medicine Terms

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