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fistulous

[fis-choo-luh s]
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adjective
  1. Pathology. pertaining to or resembling a fistula.
  2. tubelike; tubular.
  3. containing tubes or tubelike parts.
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Also fis·tu·lar, fis·tu·late [fis-choo-lit] /ˈfɪs tʃʊ lɪt/.

Origin of fistulous

From the Latin word fistulōsus, dating back to 1570–80. See fistula, -ous
Related formsmul·ti·fis·tu·lar, adjectivemul·ti·fis·tu·lous, adjectiveun·fis·tu·lous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fistulous

Historical Examples

  • The fistulous tracks must, in fact, be washed in the liquid.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The most usual, as it is the most direct, is the fistulous connection of the gall-bladder or common duct with the duodenum.

  • A probe shows these fistulous tracts to be more or less sinuous, but always leading to one point—the gangrenous cartilage.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Probing will now disclose a fistulous tract leading to the bottom of the diseased tissues.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Poll evil is a fistula upon the poll, and in no sense differs from fistulous withers except in location.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture


British Dictionary definitions for fistulous

fistulous

fistular (ˈfɪstjʊlə) or fistulate (ˈfɪstjʊlɪt)

adjective
  1. pathol containing, relating to, or resembling a fistula
  2. hollow, esp slender and hollow; reedlike or tubular
  3. containing tubes or tubelike parts
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fistulous in Medicine

fistulous

(fĭschə-ləs)
adj.
  1. Relating to or containing a fistula.
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