fenestra-, fenestr-

(Latin: window; in anatomy, a small opening in a bone; to bring to light, to show)

adfenestratem adfenestration
To enter surreptitiously, or secretly, through a window .
autocide-defenestration
Suicide by jumping out of a window.
autodefenestration (s) (noun), autodefenestrations (pl)
The throwing of oneself out of a window or when someone jumps out of a window.
craniofenestria
Defective development of the calvaria (dome, roof) of the fetal skull, with areas in which no bone is formed.
defenestrate, defenestrates; defenestrated, defenestrating (verbs)
1. To throw something or a person out of a window: "The salesman was defenestrated by an act of defenestration."
2. Etymology: The verb form was actually derived from the noun defenestration, and is composed of de-, "from, of" + fenestra "window". Fenestra is used in French fenĂȘtre and in German Fenster.
The act of throwing someone out of a window.
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defenestrated (adjective)
1. A reference to something that is thrown out of a window.
2. In computer language, indicating the removal of Windows from a computer.
defenestration (s) (noun), defenestrations (pl)
An act of throwing someone or something out of a window: "The defenestration of garbage and night soil onto the streets was a common practice in many medieval cities."
The act of throwing something through a window.
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denestrated capillaries
One of the two major types of capillaries, found in the intestinal mucosa, renal glomeruli, pancreas, endocrine glands, and other tissues, and characterized by circular fenestrae or pores that penetrate the endothelium and may be closed by a very thin diaphragm.
fenestra (s), fenestrae (pl)
1. In anatomy and zoology, a small opening or perforation, as in a bone; especially, between the middle and inner ear; a window.
2. A transparent spot in an otherwise opaque surface, as in the wings of certain butterflies and moths.
3. Any opening resembling a window, as in some plaster casts, surgical drapes, or surgical instruments.
4. In architecture, a window-like opening.
fenestra choledocha
The opening into the duodenum made by the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct.
fenestra cochlea (s), fenestra cochleae (pl)
A small, rounded, recessed opening in the medial wall of the tympanic cavity, located behind and below the fenestra vestibuli, under cover of the projecting edge of the promontory and communicating with scala tympani of the cochlea from which it is separated by the secondary tympanic membrane.
fenestrate (verb), fenestrates; fenestrated; fenestrating
In medicine, to create one or more openings in a tissue.
fenestrated
1. In the anatomy, perforated by one or more openings; such as, tissue.
2. Made with windows or similar openings.
3. Having openings or perforations.
4. A description of a moth's wings that have transparent markings.
fenestrated sheath
A sheath (protective covering) with a window cut in the tip or lateral convexity (surface that is evenly curved outward), through which special cutting instruments can be passed.
fenestration (s) (noun), fenestrations (pl)
1. In medicine, an operation in whcih an artificial opening is made into the labyrinth of the ear: "This medical fenestration is a procedure that is performed to treat deafness associated with otosclerosis."
2. The establishment of a fistulous opening (fenestra) usually to by pass some bodily obstruction.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, indirectly, or partially with: "opening, hole, cavity, tract, tube": alveolo-; antro-; anu-; celo-; coelio-; concho-; hernio-; hiat-; meato-; ora-; parieto-; poro-; pyl-, pyle-; pylor-; sphinctero-; splanchn-; stomato-; syringo-; uretero-; urethro-; vagino-; ventricul-.