American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or resembling a fistula.
- adj. Tubular and hollow, as the leaves of a scallion.
- adj. Made of or containing tubular parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hollow, like a pipe or reed; tubular; fistuliform.
- Having the form or nature of a tube or fistula; containing fistulas.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the form or nature of a fistula.
- adj. Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose.
- adj. hollow and tube-shaped like a reed
- adj. of or pertaining to or resembling a fistula
“Because of this particular formation the term fistulous tract is often used synonymously with the word fistula.”
“When the flos aeris comes away, and the fistulous sore becomes clean, cure it as before described.”
“Sometimes the skin is indurated and lies in folds, or the shoe-boil shows abrasions on its surface and fistulous openings leading from abscess centres.”
“Tumors of long standing may possess uneven, nodular surfaces and fistulous openings.”
“This is of special importance on premises where several horses develop fistulous withers and poll evil.”
“Skin, or pellicle, reddish-brown, changing to silvery-white about the base of the leaves; the latter being fistulous, and about a foot in height.”
“The disease is characterized by a slowly progressive necrosis and by a destruction of more or less of the cartilage and by the presence of fistulous tracts.”
“The cartilage of prolongation of the scapula is sometimes seriously involved in certain cases of fistulous withers, and in some instances it has been separated from its attachment to the rhomboidea muscles, and lameness has resulted.”
“One, the more popular method, consists in the injection of caustic solutions of various kinds into the fistulous openings with the object of causing sloughing of necrotic tissue and the stimulation of healthy granulation of such wounds.”
“The success of the Lagrange operation, which, like the Elliot operation, aims to produce a fistulous communication between the anterior chamber and the sub-conjunctival area, depends upon securing the removal of a relatively large section of all of the layers of the scleral and corneal lip of the wound, so that a permanent opening, covered by the replaced conjunctival flap, is made.”
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