Fistula meaning

fĭschə-lə
An abnormal duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.
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(rare) A pipe or tube.
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An abnormal passage from an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the skin or to another abscess, cavity, or organ.
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A duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.
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Such a passage that has been created intentionally, especially a surgically constructed connection between an artery and a vein that is used for vascular access in hemodialysis.
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(medicine) An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect.
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(rare) A tube, a pipe, or a hole.
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Origin of fistula

  • Middle English from Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fistula (“pipe, ulcer, catheter”), from findō (“cleave, divide, split”).

    From Wiktionary