cribriform

cribriform

[krib-ruh-fawrm]
adjective
Also, cribrous [krib-ruhs] .


Origin:
1735–45; < Latin crībr(um) a sieve + -i- + -form

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cribriform, cribrous or cribrose (ˈkrɪbrɪˌfɔːm, ˈkrɪbrəs, ˈkraɪˌbrəʊs)
 
adj
pierced with holes; sievelike
 
[C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form]
 
cribrous, cribrous or cribrose
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form]
 
cribrose, cribrous or cribrose
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form]

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

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