fenestra

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noun fe·nes·tra \fə-ˈne-strə\

Definition of fenestra

plural

fenestrae

play \fə-ˈne-ˌstrē, -ˌtrī\
  1. 1 :  a small anatomical opening (as in a bone): such asa :  oval window —called also fenestra ova*lis play \-ō-ˈvā-ləs\, fenestra ves*tib*u*li play \-ve-ˈsti-byə-ˌlī\ b :  round window —called also fenestra coch*le*ae play \-ˈkä-klē-ˌē, -ˈkō-klē-ˌī\, fenestra ro*tun*da play \-rō-ˈtən-də\

  2. 2 :  an opening cut in bone

fenestral

play \fə-ˈne-strəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of fenestra

New Latin, from Latin, window


First Known Use: circa 1737


Medical Dictionary

fenestra

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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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