fenestration (n.) 1870 in the anatomical sense, noun of action from L. fenestrare, from fenestra "window, opening for light," perhaps from Etruscan. Meaning "arrangement of windows" is from 1846. Related: Fenestrated.

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  • fenestration — [ fənɛstrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1900; du lat. fenestra 1 ♦ Techn. Jour, ouverture (réelle ou simulée) percés dans une cloison, une lame pleine. 2 ♦ Méd. Création d une ouverture dans la paroi d une cavité organique (notamment l oreille). ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fenestration — Fen es*tra tion, n. 1. (Arch.) The arrangement and proportioning of windows; used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fenestration — [fen΄es trā′shən] n. [see FENESTRATED & ION] 1. the arrangement of windows and doors in a building 2. Surgery the act of perforating or making an opening, esp. into the inner ear in certain cases of otosclerosis …   English World dictionary

  • Fenestration — The word fenestration finds its root in the Latin word for window, fenestra .;Architecture* Products that fill openings in a building envelope, such as windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls, etc., designed to permit the passage of air, light,… …   Wikipedia

  • Fenestration — Literally, the making of a window fenestra in Latin (and fenetre in French) is a window fenestration refers to the creation of a new opening. * * * 1. The presence of openings or fenestrae in a part. 2. Making openings in a dressing to allow… …   Medical dictionary

  • fenestration — /fen euh stray sheuhn/, n. 1. the design and disposition of windows and other exterior openings of a building. 2. Furniture. an ornamental motif having the form of a blind arcade or arch, as in medieval cabinetwork. 3. Med., Surg. a. a… …   Universalium

  • Fenestration —   The arrangement, proportion, and design of windows in a building.   ***   In simplest terms, windows or glass doors. Technically fenestration is described as any transparent or translucent material plus any sash, frame, mullion or divider. This …   Energy terms

  • fenestration — noun Date: 1846 1. the arrangement, proportioning, and design of windows and doors in a building 2. an opening in a surface (as a wall or membrane) 3. the operation of cutting an opening in the bony labyrinth between the inner ear and tympanum to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fenestration — noun a) The arrangement of windows etc in a building. b) An opening in the surface of an organ etc; the surgical creation of such an opening, especially one in the bony part of the inner ear made to improve hearing. See Also: fenestrated …   Wiktionary

  • Fenestration — Fene|stratio̱n w; , en: „Fensterung“, Fensterungsoperation, operative Herstellung eines neuen Schallwegs zum Ohrlabyrinth durch Entfernung der knöchernen Kapsel am horizontalen Bogengang …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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