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fis·tu·la

(fĭs′chə-lə)
n. pl. fis·tu·las or fis·tu·lae (-lē′)
1. A duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.
2. Such a passage that has been created intentionally, especially a surgically constructed connection between an artery and a vein that is used for vascular access in hemodialysis.

[Middle English, from Latin, hollow stalk of a reed, pipe, fistula (in the medical sense, probably calqued on Greek surinx, panpipe, fistula); perhaps akin to Latin festūca, straw, stalk; see fescue.]

fistula

(ˈfɪstjʊlə)
n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
1. (Pathology) pathol an abnormal opening between one hollow organ and another or between a hollow organ and the surface of the skin, caused by ulceration, congenital malformation, etc
2. obsolete any musical wind instrument; a pipe
[C14: from Latin: pipe, tube, hollow reed, ulcer]

fis•tu•la

(ˈfɪs tʃʊ lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
1. Pathol. a narrow passage or duct formed by disease or injury.
2. a surgical opening into a hollow organ for drainage.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: pipe, tube, fistula]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fistula - a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
2.fistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surfacefistula - an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
Translations

fistula

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] N (fistulas or fistulae (pl)) → fístula f

fistula

[ˈfɪstjʊlə] nfistola

fis·tu·la

n. fístula, canal o pasaje anormal que permite el paso de secreciones de una cavidad a otra o a la superficie exterior;
anal ______ anal;
arteriovenous ______ arteriovenosa;
biliary ______ biliar.

fistula

n (pl -las o -lae) fístula; anal — fístula anal; arteriovenous — fístula arteriovenosa; mucous — fístula mucosa
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