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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fistulate hollow and tube-shaped like a reed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Fistulate To make hollow or become hollow like a fistula, or pipe. "A fistulated ulcer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fistulate To assume the form or character of a fistula, as an abscess.
    • fistulate Hollowed like a pipe or fistula: as, “a fistulated ulcer,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fistulate hollowed like a fistula
    • v.i Fistulate to assume such a form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. fistulatus, furnished with pipes
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fistula, a pipe.


In literature:

Instances of the anomalous exit of urine caused by congenital malformation or fistulous connections are mentioned in another chapter.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
There is a gradual increase in the severity of the symptoms, and later fistulous openings appear in the hollow of the heel.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Probing will now disclose a fistulous tract leading to the bottom of the diseased tissues.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture

In news:

Sampling rumen fluid from fistulated cows is part of the routine at the US Dairy Forage Research Center in Wisconsin.