[fen-uh-strey-shuh n] /ˌfɛn əˈstreɪ ʃən/

the design and disposition of windows and other exterior openings of a building.
Furniture. an ornamental motif having the form of a blind arcade or arch, as in medieval cabinetwork.
Medicine/Medical, Surgery.

the arrangement and design of windows in a building
a surgical operation to restore hearing by making an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear

1870 in the anatomical sense, noun of action from Latin fenestrare, from fenestra “window, opening for light,” perhaps from Etruscan. Meaning “arrangement of windows” is from 1846. Related: Fenestrated.

fenestration fen·es·tra·tion (fěn’ĭ-strā’shən)


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