[fi-nes-truh] /fɪˈnɛs trə/
noun, plural fenestrae
[fi-nes-tree] /fɪˈnɛs tri/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy, Zoology. a small opening or perforation, as in a bone, especially between the middle and inner ear.
Entomology. a transparent spot in an otherwise opaque surface, as in the wings of certain butterflies and moths.
Architecture. a windowlike opening.
noun (pl) -trae (-triː)
(biology) a small opening in or between bones, esp one of the openings between the middle and inner ears
(zoology) a transparent marking or spot, as on the wings of moths
(architect) a window or window-like opening in the outside wall of a building
fenestra fe·nes·tra (fə-něs’trə)
n. pl. fe·nes·trae (-trē’)
- Fenestra of cochlea
fenestra of cochlea n. See round window.
- Fenestra of vestibule
fenestra of vestibule n. See oval window.
[fen-uh-strey-tid, fi-nes-trey-] /ˈfɛn əˌstreɪ tɪd, fɪˈnɛs treɪ-/ adjective, Architecture. 1. having windows; windowed; characterized by windows. /fɪˈnɛsˌtreɪtɪd; ˈfɛnɪˌstreɪtɪd/ adjective 1. (architect) having windows or window-like openings 2. (biology) perforated or having fenestrae fenestrated fen·es·trat·ed (fěn’ĭ-strā’tĭd) or fen·es·trate (fěn’ĭ-strāt’, fĭ-něs’trāt’) adj. Having fenestrae or windowlike openings.
- Fenestrated capillary
fenestrated capillary n. A blood capillary found in renal glomeruli, intestinal villi, and some glands, in which ultramicroscopic pores of variable size occur.