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[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’)

fe·nes’tral adj.


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