from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a window or to windows; resembling a window; of window-like structure or transparency.
  • In entomology, pertaining to, consisting of, or having fenestræ or transparent spots.
  • In botany, having a large opening like a window
  • noun A small window; also, a framed blind of cloth or canvas that supplied the place of glass previous to the introduction of that material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Arch.) Pertaining to a window or to windows.
  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a fenestra.
  • noun (Arch.) A casement or window sash, closed with cloth or paper instead of glass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaeology A casement or window sash closed with cloth or paper instead of glass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or having a fenestra
  • adjective of or relating to windows


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  • No golden serpents then twisted their voluminous folds across the entire breadth of the room; nor did richly-carved cods 'heads and shoulders, under the denomination of dolphins, or glittering spread eagles, with a brass ring in their mouths, support fenestral draperies, which rival the display of a Waterloo-house calico-vender.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 382, July 25, 1829 Various

  • The fenestrum is, moreover, rarely so situated that air can pass through it; the fenestral edges act as a constant irritant to the wound, producing bleeding and granulation tissue.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery Chevalier Jackson 1911

  • After a quarter-century of adjusting mannequins and playing with fenestral special effects, of which was he proudest?

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2012

  • _ 'Several distinguished Frenchmen have pursued a course of investigations into these fenestral phenomena, which one might call the _Fata Morgana of Frost_; and, amongst these investigators, some -- not content with watching, observing, recording -- have experimented on these floral prolusions of nature by arranging beforehand the circumstances and conditions into which and under which the Frost Fairy should be allowed to play.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2 Thomas De Quincey 1822

  • Yokomori H, Oda M, Yoshimura K, Nagai T, Ogi M, et al. (2003) Vascular endothelial growth factor increases fenestral permeability in hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Magali Saint-Geniez et al. 2008


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