Definition of fenestrate in English:


Syllabification: fe·nes·trate
Pronunciation: /ˈfenəˌstrāt


Botany & Zoology
  • Having small windowlike perforations or transparent areas.
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    • 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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