An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect. (noun)
A tube, a pipe, or a hole. (noun)
Examples of word Fistula
The risk for fistula is compounded among young women who are married and give birth in their teens - in Niger, half of all girls are married by age 15.
Doctors here specialize in fistula operation and women travel here from far and wide for a cure.
_ -- The word fistula is applied to any ulcerous lesion upon the external surface of the body which is connected by ducts, or passages, with some internal cavity.
The word "fistula" - Latin for reed or pipe - is generally used to describe an abnormal opening or sinus that can cause such atrocities as a rectum connected to the bladder or to the urethra or to the vagina.
She has what is called a fistula: now all her urine and feces leak in a long incontinent streak from her vagina.