oval window


Definition of oval window

: an oval opening between the middle ear and the vestibule having the base of the stapes or columella attached to its membrane

Examples of oval window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the kitchen is a dining area brightened by large casement windows and a pair of oval windows. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$600,000 Homes in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Minnesota," 8 Apr. 2020 The Brutalist Brussels icon, known for its grid of reflective oval windows, recently reopened as a seven-floor coworking space from Fosbury & Sons called Office Boitsfort. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous coworking space," 12 Dec. 2018 The tan brick building with oval windows and stone details was located on the corner of Central Avenue in the midst of a rapidly redeveloping section of Brooklyn that was badly damaged by fire and rioting in the 1970s. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Two Girls Die in Brooklyn Fire," 9 Dec. 2018 From the oval windows of the packed airplane, many of the at least 60 young men (all flying for the first time) looked down with amazement at the vast darkness beneath them. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "Their Road to Turkey Was Long and Grueling, but the Short Flight Home Was Crueler," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of oval window

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oval window was in 1683

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“Oval window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oval%20window. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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oval window

\ ˈō-vəl- How to pronounce oval window (audio) \

Medical Definition of oval window

: an oval opening between the middle ear and the vestibule having the base of the stapes or columella attached to its membrane

called also fenestra ovalis, fenestra vestibuli

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