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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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I'm standing inside Kalastajatorppa and looking out on a scene of simply breathtaking elegance: a fenestral work of art.
Furthermore, these microfacies are divided into sub-microfacies including fenestral mudstone and bioclastic mudstone sub-microfacies, fenestral ooidal packstone and peloidal packstone sub-microfacies.
Temporal bone CT imaging demonstrated resorptive changes along the margins of the oval window and cochlear promontory on the left with capsular sparing on the right compatible with clinically suspected fenestral otosclerosis.
For the sake of completeness, an established CT grading system was incorporated into our results and compared against corresponding density ratios, where grade 1 represents solely fenestral lesions; grade 2 represents patchy localized cochlear disease to either basal cochlear turn (grade 2A), middle/apical turns (grade 2B), or both basal and middle/apical turns (grade 2C); and grade 3 represents diffuse confluent involvement of the entire cochlea.
There are also methods of intracochlear administration that take advantage of the permeability of the round window, that is, the intratympanic injection or insertion of drugs soaked in the fenestral region after the surgical lifting of the tympanic membrane under local anaesthesia.
Leyenda: Figura No 13: Estromatolitos (Etr) Calizas, formadas por cabezas microbiales conformadas por un armazon rigido de forma domica y con cavidades internas intercaladas con laminas de grainstones, desarrollan muy buena porosidad visible de tipo brecha y fenestral. Potenciales rocas reservorio.
The Md1 dolomites are the most abundant matrix dolomites with a wide spectrum of retentive fabrics (or texture) including mudstone to grainstone and diversified microbialites (microbial laminite, stromatolite, and thrombolite) and other subordinate fabrics (or textures) such as dissolution fabrics so that crystals vary widely in size from dolomicrites within primary grains and/or microbial framework, to medium equant crystals in intercrystalline pores of packstone to grainstone or fenestral and framework pores of microbialites (Figures 7(a)-7(d)).
Sors, "Endothelial fenestral diaphragms: a quick-freeze, deep-etch study," The Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
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].