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n. pl. fe·nes·trae (-trē′)
1. Anatomy A small anatomical opening, as in a bone.
2. An opening in a bone made by surgical fenestration.
3. Zoology A transparent spot or marking, as on the wing of a moth or butterfly.

[Latin, window.]

fe·nes′tral adj.
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Adj.1.fenestral - of or relating to or having a fenestra
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
2.fenestral - of or relating to windows
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Fenestral otospongiosis describes disease affecting the oval window which produces CHL.
The abundanc of micrite matrix, lack of fossils, presence of evaporate deposits and fenestral porosity indicates the facies the formed in the tidalflat environment [13].
Important features of the upper part include fenestral porosity (bird eye about 2-7 cm).
En detalle se trata de calcarenitas ooliticas y bioclasticas, biomicritas, calizas laminadas de algas y dolomias distribuidas en tres secuencias: margas y micritas a calcarenitas; calcarenitas y calizas con estructura fenestral y algas cianoficeas, brechificadas; y calizas micriticas y calizas con porosidad fenestral y costra ferruginosa terminal.
Xu (2011) observed that fenestral fabrics such as lamination and open space structures like vug and cavernous structures are usually formed in shallow, near-coast supratidal and upper intertidal carbonate environments (Flugel, 2004).
beachrocks displaying fenestral pores and containing mollusc shells are exposed (Fig.
The Vita Sanctae Marie provides an extended description of Mary's relations with her fenestral lover, including her choice to climb out the window of her anchoritic cell to have sex with the young man after he importunes her "ita ut unius anni circulus volveretur, donec cogitationem ejus verborum suorum mollitiae enervaret" (and for the full circle of a year, he softened her thoughts by his words).