Fenestrate Fe*nes"trate, a. [L. fenestratus, p. p. of fenestrare to furnish with openings and windows.] 1. Having numerous openings; irregularly reticulated; as, fenestrate membranes; fenestrate fronds. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having transparent spots, as the wings of certain butterflies. [1913 Webster]

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  • fenestrate — adjective Etymology: Latin fenestratus, from fenestra Date: 1835 fenestrated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fenestrate — adjective fenestrated See Also: fenestration …   Wiktionary

  • fenestrate — fen·es·trate (fenґəs trāt) to pierce with one or more openings …   Medical dictionary

  • fenestrate — adj. having windows, having window like openings (Architecture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fenestrate — [ fɛnəstrət, fɪ nɛstrət] adjective Botany & Zoology having small window like perforations or transparent areas …   English new terms dictionary

  • fenestrate — fe·nes·trate …   English syllables

  • fenestrate — adj. Bot. & Zool. having small window like perforations or transparent areas. Etymology: L fenestratus past part. of fenestrare f. fenestra window …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fenestral —   a. pertaining to windows; n. window, especially with paper, etc., instead of glass.    ♦ fenestrate, a. having many openings or windows.    ♦ fenestration, n. state of being fenestrate; disposition of windows …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • fe|nes|trat|ed — «fuh NEHS tray tihd», adjective. = fenestrate. (Cf. ↑fenestrate) …   Useful english dictionary

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