fistula: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fis'choo-lu), [key]
— pl. -las, -lae
- a narrow passage or duct formed by disease or injury, as one leading from an abscess to a free surface, or from one cavity to another.
- an opening made into a hollow organ, as the bladder or eyeball, for drainage.
- any of various suppurative inflammations, as in the withers of a horsecharacterized by the formation of passages or sinuses through the tissues and to the surface of the skin.
- a pipe, as a flute.
- fistula (Thesaurus)