round window

noun

Definition of round window 

: a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane

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The home is sleek and modern; a glass staircase is offset by bright red walls and round windows. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Garden Two: The storied home, with a round window in the front chimney, was built in 1926 for the president of Terminals and Interstate Freight Lines. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "See four private estates during the Dunthorpe Garden Tour (photos)," 9 May 2018 Passersby wondered out loud if the front entrance had been bombed -- Leong said a homeless couple sleeping in the alcove had started a fire on a recent cold evening, torching the walls and shattering the restaurant's large round windows. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "Another one bites the dust: Pazzo Ristorante closes after 25 years in downtown Portland," 3 Jan. 2018

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round window

noun

Medical Definition of round window 

: a round opening between the middle ear and the cochlea that is closed over by a membrane

called also fenestra cochleae, fenestra rotunda

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