What does the word fistula mean?

Usage examples for fistula

  1. The fistula may be dry between meals, or the saliva may escape in small transparent drops, but the quantity is always greatly increased when food is taken. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. Upon the swelling is seen the mouth of the fistula, or it may be the mouths of several, and from them all a discharge of pus. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks

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