fistulous

fistulous
a.

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  • Fistulous — Fis tu*lous, a. [Cf. F. fistuleux.] 1. Having the form or nature of a fistula; as, a fistulous ulcer. [1913 Webster] 2. Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose. Lindley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fistulous — [fis′tyo͞olər, fis′chələrfis′tyo͞oləs, fis′chələs] adj. [ME < L fistulosus < fistula] 1. shaped like a pipe or tube; tubular 2. of or like a fistula: Also fistular [fis′tyo͞olər, fis′chələr] …   English World dictionary

  • fistulous withers — n pl but usu sing in constr a deep seated chronic inflammation of the withers of the horse that discharges seropurulent or bloody fluid through one or more openings and is prob. associated with infection by bacteria of the genus Brucella (esp. B …   Medical dictionary

  • fistulous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or having the form or nature of a fistula 2. hollow like a pipe or reed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fistulous — /fis choo leuhs/, adj. 1. Pathol. pertaining to or resembling a fistula. 2. tubelike; tubular. 3. containing tubes or tubelike parts. Also, fistular, fistulate /fis choo lit/. [1570 80; < L fistulosus. See FISTULA, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fistulous — adjective a) Of or pertaining to a fistula b) Resembling a reed; hollow and tubular …   Wiktionary

  • fistulous — Relating to or containing a fistula. * * * fis·tu·lous ləs adj of, relating to, or having the form or nature of a fistula …   Medical dictionary

  • fistulous — adj. tubular; pertaining to a fistula, pertaining to a narrow passage or opening (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fistulous — fis·tu·lous …   English syllables

  • fistulous — fis•tu•lous [[t]ˈfɪs tʃʊ ləs[/t]] also fis′tu•lar, fis•tu•late [[t] lɪt[/t]] adj. 1) pat pertaining to or resembling a fistula 2) tubelike; tubular 3) containing tubes or tubelike parts • Etymology: 1570–80; < L fistulōsus. See fistula, ous …   From formal English to slang

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