fenestra

noun fe·nes·tra \ fə-ˈne-strə \

Definition of fenestra

plural fenestrae play \fə-ˈne-ˌstrē, -ˌtrī\
1 :a small anatomical opening (as in a bone): such as
a :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 :an opening cut in bone

fenestral

play \fə-ˈne-strəl\ adjective

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fenestra

noun fe·nes·tra \ fə-ˈnes-trə \

medical Definition of fenestra

plural fenestrae play \-ˌtrē, -ˌtrī\
1 :a small anatomical opening (as in a bone): as
2 a :a small opening cut in bone :window 2
b :a small opening in a surgical instrument (as an endoscope)

fenestral

play \-trəl\ adjective

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