/fen'euh stray"sheuhn/, n.
1. the design and disposition of windows and other exterior openings of a building.
2. Furniture. an ornamental motif having the form of a blind arcade or arch, as in medieval cabinetwork.
3. Med., Surg.
a. a perforation in a structure.
b. an operation to effect such an opening.
c. Also called fenestration operation, Lempert operation. the creation of an artificial opening into the labyrinth of the ear to restore hearing loss from otosclerosis.
[1840-50; < L fenestrat(us) (see FENESTRATED) + -ION]

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