from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or resembling a fistula.
- adjective Tubular and hollow, as the leaves of a scallion.
- adjective Made of or containing tubular parts.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Hollow, like a pipe or reed; tubular; fistuliform.
- Having the form or nature of a tube or fistula; containing fistulas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the form or nature of a fistula.
- adjective Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a
- adjective Resembling a
reed; hollowand tubular
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective hollow and tube-shaped like a reed
- adjective of or pertaining to or resembling a fistula
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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.
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.
This is of special importance on premises where several horses develop fistulous withers and poll evil.
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.
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.
Tumors of long standing may possess uneven, nodular surfaces and fistulous openings.
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.
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.
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.