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Definition of fistula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fistula

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɪstjʊlə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪstʃələ//
 
(medical)
 
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an opening between two organs of the body, or between an organ and the skin, that would not normally exist, caused by injury, disease, etc. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin, ‘pipe, flute, fistula’. Compare with fester.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fistula