Synonyms
Etymology

1. fistula

noun. a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse.

Synonyms

  • fistulous withers

Etymology

  • fistula (Latin)
  • findo (Latin)

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2. fistula

noun. an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface.

Synonyms

  • passage
  • passageway

Etymology

  • fistula (Latin)
  • findo (Latin)

Example sentences of the word fistula


1. Noun, singular or mass
Severe cases that cause a tear in the intestinal wall or produce a fistula are treated with surgery to remove the section of large intestine.

2. Verb, base form
Also, problems during a spay can lead to fistula formation or scar tissue intestinal blockage weeks after a spay.

3. Adverb
The ratchaphruek flower (Cassia fistula linn) is not only a Thai native flower but is also the national flower of the country.

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