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fistulae


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fistula  \Fis"tu*la\  (?;  135),  n.;  pl  {Fistul[ae]}.  [L.] 
  1.  A  reed;  a  pipe. 
 
  2.  A  pipe  for  convejing  water.  [Obs.]  --Knight. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  A  permanent  abnormal  opening  into  the  soft  parts 
  with  a  constant  discharge;  a  deep,  narrow,  chronic 
  abscess;  an  abnormal  opening  between  an  internal  cavity 
  and  another  cavity  or  the  surface;  as  a  salivary  fistula; 
  an  anal  fistula;  a  recto-vaginal  fistula. 
 
  {Incomplete  fistula}  (Med.),  a  fistula  open  at  one  end  only. 




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