- 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.
Origin of fenestra
Related Words for fenestrabay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, dormer, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette, skylight, porthole, lancet, lucarne, mullioned
Examples from the Web for fenestra
Historical Examples of fenestra
Mr. Fenestra had it taken out because the ringing of the bell made him jumpy.
“Fenestra always keeps the cave padlocked,” revealed Tillie.
Fenestra answered it, and when he came back into the kitchen he was in a dreadful temper.
“Fenestra has been very nervous since I came here,” Mrs. Weems contributed.
“Well, thank you kindly,” Mr. Fenestra said, tipping his hat.
- 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
Word Origin for fenestra
- A small anatomical opening, often closed by a membrane.
- The opening in a bone made by surgical fenestration.
- A specialized opening, as in a surgical instrument.