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fenestra

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noun fe·nes·tra \fə-ˈnes-trə\

Definition of fenestra

plural fenestraeplay \-ˌtrē, -ˌtrī\

  1. 1 :  a small anatomical opening (as in a bone): as a :  oval window —called also fenestra ova*lis, \-ō-ˈvā-ləs\ fenestra ves*tib*u*li, \-ves-ˈti-byə-(ˌ)lē\ b :  round window —called also fenestra cochleae, fenestra ro*tun*da, \-rō-ˈtən-də\

  2. 2 :  an opening cut in bone

fenestral play \-trəl\ adjective


Origin of fenestra

New Latin, from Latin, window


First Known Use: circa 1737

Rhymes with fenestra


Medical Dictionary

fenestra

play
noun fe·nes·tra \fə-ˈnes-trə\

Medical Definition of fenestra

plural fenestrae \-ˌtrē, -ˌtrī\play play

  1. 1:  a small anatomical opening (as in a bone): asa:  oval windowb:  round window

  2. 2a:  a small opening cut in bone :  window 2b:  a small opening in a surgical instrument (as an endoscope)

fenestral \-trəl\play adjective



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