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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fis-choo-luh]
    • /ˈfɪs tʃʊ lə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fis-choo-luh]
    • /ˈfɪs tʃʊ lə/

Definitions of fistulae word

  • noun plural fistulae Pathology. a narrow passage or duct formed by disease or injury, as one leading from an abscess to a free surface, or from one cavity to another. 1
  • noun plural fistulae Surgery. an opening made into a hollow organ, as the bladder or eyeball, for drainage. 1
  • noun plural fistulae Veterinary Pathology. any of various suppurative inflammations, as in the withers of a horse (fistulous withers) characterized by the formation of passages or sinuses through the tissues and to the surface of the skin. 1
  • noun plural fistulae Obsolete. a pipe, as a flute. 1
  • noun fistulae Irregular plural form of fistula. 1

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Origin of fistulae

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: pipe, tube, fistula

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fistulae popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fistulae usage trend in Literature

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