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cribriform

[krib-ruh-fawrm] /ˈkrɪb rəˌfɔrm/
adjective
1.
Also, cribrous
[krib-ruh s] /ˈkrɪb rəs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Latin crībr(um) a sieve + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for cribriform

cribriform

/ˈkrɪbrɪˌfɔːm/
adjective
1.
pierced with holes; sievelike
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form
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cribriform in Medicine

cribriform crib·ri·form (krĭb'rə-fôrm')
adj.
Perforated like a sieve.

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