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ˌfɛn əˈstreɪ ʃənfen·es·tra·tion

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  1. fenestrationnoun

    the arrangement of windows in a building

  2. fenestrationnoun

    surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis


  1. fenestrationnoun

    The arrangement of windows and other openings in a building.

  2. fenestrationnoun

    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.

  3. Etymology: fenestratio


  1. fenestration

    Fenestration refers to the design, construction, or presence of openings in a building or structure. This can include windows, doors, vents, wall panels, skylights, curtain walls, etc., that allow light or air to pass through. The term is derived from the Latin word 'fenestra' which means 'window'. It is an important aspect in the field of architecture and interior design.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fenestrationnoun

    the arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions

  2. Fenestrationnoun

    the state or condition of being fenestrated


  1. Fenestration

    Fenestration is a term in botany that refers to natural holes in the leaves of some species of plants. The size, shape, and quantity of holes in each leaf can vary greatly depending on the species and can even vary greatly within a given species. Fenestration is caused by sections of leaf ceasing cell growth or by dying during an early stage in the development of the leaf. These deformations that are created earliest in the leaf development end up looking more like slashes whereas those that develop earlier end up looking more like holes. This trait is found in only one species in Aponogetonaceae and a few genera in Araceae. Its not fully known what evolutionary purpose fenestration serves, but there are several possibilities. Fenestration could serve the purpose of reducing the chances of leaves tearing in high winds or it could help to maximize the amount of rain that's able to reach the plant's roots. Another possibility is that they help to cool the plant by producing turbulence around the leaf. The term is also used to describe plants with holes in their trunks, such as Platypodium elegans which can be mistaken for a strangler fig.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fenestration in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fenestration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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