Definition of fenestrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfenəˌstrāt/


Botany & Zoology
Having small windowlike perforations or transparent areas.
Example sentences
  • In the present study, we examine and contrast the meshwork geometries of colonies of the biserial fenestellid bryozoans with colonies of the uniserial fenestrate graptolite Dictyonema.
  • Unlike fenestrate bryozoans, in fenestrate graptolites there is only one row of autozooids per branch.
  • However, comparison of these extant hemichordates with the erect, fenestrate colonies of Dictyonema is problematical.


Mid 19th century: from Latin fenestratus 'provided with openings', from the verb fenestrare.

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Syllabification: fe·nes·trate

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