fistulae fistulae


  1. (n) a chronic inflammation of the withers of a horse
  2. (n) an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface


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  • Lead in Ancient Rome's Water Was 100 Times Natural Levels

    Everything from northern barbarians to the spread of Christianity has been blamed for the collapse of ancient Rome. But researchers have new evidence for another contributor: There was something in the water. A study has found that "tap" water in ancient Rome — supplied to the city via lead pipes called fistulae — contained 100 times more lead than water drawn directly from local springs. That ...
    on April 22, 2014     Source: Discover

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