fenestella

World English Dictionary
fenestella (ˌfɛnɪˈstɛlə)
 
n , pl -lae
1.  RC Church a small aperture in the front of an altar, containing relics
2.  ecclesiast a niche in the side wall of a chancel, in which the credence or piscina are set
3.  architect a small window or an opening in a wall
 
[C18: from Latin: a little window, from fenestra window]

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fenestella

noun
oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault [syn: lunette
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