Fenestration definition

fĕnĭ-strāshən
The surgical creation of an artificial opening in a bone, as in the inner ear so as to improve or restore hearing.
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The design and placement of windows in a building.
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The surgical creation of an artificial opening in a bone, as in the inner ear so as to improve or restore hearing.
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An opening in the surface of a structure, as in a membrane.
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An opening in the surface of a structure, as in a membrane.
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The arrangement of windows and doors in a building.
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(surgery) The act of perforating or making an opening, esp. into the inner ear in certain cases of otosclerosis.
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(architecture) The arrangement of windows and other openings in a building.
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(surgery) 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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fenestration
Plural:
fenestrations

Origin of fenestration

  • Latin fenestratio

    From Wiktionary