noun, plural fis·tu·las, fis·tu·lae [fis-choo-lee] /ˈfɪs tʃʊˌli/.
Origin of fistula
Examples from the Web for fistula
Contemporary Examples of fistula
The sick sister was healed after relics from John XXIII were placed on the fistula on her abdomen.Popes, Saints, Miracles, Weird Relics and Odd Omens Converge on Rome
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 26, 2014
About 5,000 girls and women in South Sudan suffer from fistula each year.Exchanging Daughters for Livestock: Child Marriage In South Sudan
Gauri van Gulik, Janet Walsh
March 10, 2013
Historical Examples of fistula
When it is invaded by inflammation, abscess and fistula may occur.Intestinal Ills
Alcinous Burton Jamison
It has been said, times past number, that an animal with a fistula is in pain.Experiments on Animals
In fistula in ano Paul says it may be used as a director to cut upon.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
He had the fistula—lived on slops and couldn't sit his horse for a day's huntin'.The Syndic
Subcutaneous emphysema may precede the formation of the fistula.
noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for fistula
"long, narrow ulcer," late 14c., from Latin fistula "pipe; ulcer," of uncertain origin.