[fis-choo-luh s]
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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fistular (ˈfɪstjʊlə) or fistulate (ˈfɪstjʊlɪt)

  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


  1. Relating to or containing a fistula.
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