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fenestella Line breaks: fen¦es|tella
Pronunciation: /ˌfɛnɪˈstɛlə/

Definition of fenestella in English:

noun

Architecture
A niche in a wall south of a church’s altar, holding the piscina and often the credence.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, diminutive of fenestra 'window'.

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