Fenestration

Fenestration

[fen-uh-strey-shuhn]
The word fenestration finds its root in the Latin word for window, fenestra.Architecture

  • Products that fill openings in a building envelope, such as windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls, etc., designed to permit the passage of air, light, vehicles, or people.
  • With reference to people, the word defenestration refers to being thrown from a window.Medicine
  • An opening, occurring naturally or created surgically, as through a membrane.
  • A surgical procedure by which an opening is created between the inner ear and tympanum to replace fenestrae.
  • Anatomic fenestrations, in sinusoid vesselsPodcasting
  • The MyMac Magazine podcast at MyMac.com formerly contained a regular segment by David Cohen entitled Fenestration, which discussed aspects of using Apple Macintosh computers in a world dominated by PCs running Microsoft Windows. Since May 2008, the segment has been turned into a written column on the MyMac site, with original content still provided by Cohen.
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