fistula

noun fis·tu·la \ ˈfis-chə-lə , ˈfish- \

Definition of fistula

plural fistulas or fistulae play \ˈfis-chə-ˌlē, -ˌlī, ˈfish-\
: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

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Origin and Etymology of fistula

Middle English, from Latin, pipe, fistula


Medical Dictionary

fistula

noun fis·tu·la \ ˈfis(h)-chə-lə, British also ˈfis-tyu̇-lə \

medical Definition of fistula

plural fistulas or fistulae \-lē also -lī\
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
  • a congenital tracheoesophageal fistula
  • an arteriovenous fistula was reconstructed in the right arm for dialysis
  • —Pasteur Rasuli et al

fistula

medical Definition of fistula

— see cassia fistula

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