oval window

noun

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

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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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1683, in the meaning defined above

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oval window

noun
\ˈō-vəl- \

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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