- a perforation in a structure.
- an operation to effect such an opening.
- Also called fenestration operation, Lempert operation.the creation of an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear to restore hearing loss from otosclerosis.
- fenestra of cochlea,
- fenestra of vestibule,
- fenestrated capillary,
- fenestrated membrane,
- feng shui,
- feng yu-hsiang,
Origin of fenestration
Examples from the Web for fenestration
It is formed by a fenestration of a primitively continuous cartilaginous coracoid plate (Hoffmann).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The fenestration of this cathedral of St. Louis reign shows the national art in its prime.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
This change in the fenestration restored the building to its appearance as shown in Civil War photographs of the courthouse.The Fairfax County Courthouse|Ross D. Netherton
A rope with a bolt attached had been flung across and had caught in a fenestration of a projecting fragment of railing.The War in the Air|Herbert George Wells
The fenestration differs in several respects from that of similar houses erected a quarter century later.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia|Frank Cousins
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.