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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj fistulous hollow and tube-shaped like a reed
    • adj fistulous of or pertaining to or resembling a fistula
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fistulous Having the form or nature of a fistula; as, a fistulous ulcer.
    • Fistulous Hollow, like a pipe or reed; fistulose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fistulous Hollow, like a pipe or reed; tubular; fistuliform.
    • fistulous Having the form or nature of a tube or fistula; containing fistulas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fistulous of the form of a fistula
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fistuleux,
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.