fenestration

[ fen-uh-strey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF fenestration
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It is formed by a fenestration of a primitively continuous cartilaginous coracoid plate (Hoffmann).

The fenestration of this cathedral of St. Louis reign shows the national art in its prime.

A rope with a bolt attached had been flung across and had caught in a fenestration of a projecting fragment of railing.

This change in the fenestration restored the building to its appearance as shown in Civil War photographs of the courthouse.

The fenestration differs in several respects from that of similar houses erected a quarter century later.

Beautifully tooled, light stone lintels with fine-scale radial scorings greatly enhance the beauty of the fenestration.

WORD ORIGIN

1870 in the anatomical sense, noun of action from Latin fenestrare, from fenestra "window, opening for light," perhaps from Etruscan. Meaning "arrangement of windows" is from 1846. Related: Fenestrated.

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