[ fis-choo-luh s ]
/ ˈfɪs tʃʊ ləs /


Pathology. pertaining to or resembling a fistula.
tubelike; tubular.
containing tubes or tubelike parts.
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 forms

mul·ti·fis·tu·lar, adjectivemul·ti·fis·tu·lous, adjectiveun·fis·tu·lous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fistulous


fistular (ˈfɪstjʊlə) or fistulate (ˈfɪstjʊlɪt)

/ (ˈfɪstjʊləs) /


pathol containing, relating to, or resembling a fistula
hollow, esp slender and hollow; reedlike or tubular
containing tubes or tubelike parts
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Medicine definitions for fistulous


[ fĭschə-ləs ]


Relating to or containing a fistula.
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