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Fistula   Listen

(pl. fistulae)
A chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse.  Synonym: fistulous withers.
An abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface.  Synonym: sinus.

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"Fistula" Quotes from Famous Books

... and Emphysema of the Lungs, in the Treatment of Dysentry and Membranous Enteritis and Colic, Whooping-cough, Gynecological Affections; The Effects of Carbonic-acid Baths on the Circulation; Rectal Fistula Promptly, Completely, and Permanently Cured by Means of Carbonic-acid Applications; Carbonic-acid in Chronic Suppurative Otitis and Dacryocystitis; Carbonicacid ...
— Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 • Achilles Rose

... Fistula or Amaltas is a splendid tree like a giant laburnum covered with a profusion of chains and tassels of gold. Dr. Roxburgh well describes it as "uncommonly beautiful when in flower, few trees surpassing it in the elegance of its numerous long pendulous racemes of large bright-yellow flowers ...
— The Ramayana • VALMIKI

... to relieve pain. A few fragments of bone sometimes needed primary removal, and occasionally small sequestra were removed at a later date; but necrosis was rare, unless some complication led to the development of a fistula. ...
— Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 • George Henry Makins

... commands an extensive market. The fruit is usually known commercially as the "locust-bean;" the taste is a compound of treacle and Spanish liquorice, and would generally be appreciated by children, monkeys, pigs, and cattle. The Cassia fistula of Ceylon resembles it somewhat in flavour, but the Ceratonia siliqua is free from the medicinal properties of the former tree. Since the government monopoly was abolished in 1827 the trade has received an impetus, and this extension due to freedom is an example to our present ...
— Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879 • Sir Samuel W. Baker

... of the bedchamber, or of a prince of the blood, would not be enough to secure a turn of favor; the actors only make concessions to those who threaten their self-love. If it is in your power to spread a report that the jeune premier has the asthma, the leading lady a fistula where you please, and the soubrette has foul breath, then your piece would be played to-morrow. I do not know whether in two years' time, I who speak to you now, shall be in a position to exercise such power. You need so many to back you. And where and how am I ...
— A Distinguished Provincial at Paris • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Fistula" :   passage, fistulous, passageway, animal disease

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