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

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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 — /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 — a. See fistular …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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

  • fistulous — /ˈfɪstʃuləs/ (say fischoohluhs) adjective 1. Pathology relating to or of the nature of a fistula. 2. tubelike; tubular. 3. containing tubes or tubelike parts. Also, fistular …   Australian English dictionary

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