\fˈɛnɛstɹə], \fˈɛnɛstɹə], \f_ˈɛ_n_ɛ_s_t_ɹ_ə]\
Definitions of FENESTRA
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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1. An anatomical aperture, often closed by a membrane. 2. An opening left in a plaster-of-Paris or other form of fixed dressing in order to permit of access to a wound or of inspection of the part. 3. The opening in one of the blades of a forceps.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
An opening in a bone, or between two bones ; a pit on the head of the cockroach ; a transparent spot on the wings of insects.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Anatomists have given this name to two apertures, situate in the inner paries of the cavity of the tympanum. The one of these is the Fenestra ovalis seu vestibularis, Foramen ovale. It is oval-shaped; situate at the base of the stapes, and corresponds with the cavity of the vestibule. The other is the Fenestra rotunda seu cochlearis seu triquctra, Foramen rotundum. It is closed by a fine, transparent membrane, called Membrana Tympani secundaria, Tympanum minus seu secundarium, Membrana fenestrae rotundae, and corresponds to the inner scala of the cochlea.
By Robley Dunglison
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