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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fis·tu·la /ˈfɪs(h)ʧələ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fis·tu·la /ˈfɪs(h)ʧələ, , ˈfɪstjʊlə/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fis·tu·la n.; pl. Fistulæ
 1. A reed; a pipe.
 2. A pipe for convejing water. [Obs.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse [syn: fistulous
      2: an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the
         body surface [syn: sinus]
      [also: fistulae (pl)]