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cribrum in Medicine

cribrum cri·brum (krī'brəm, krĭb'rəm)
n. pl. cri·bra (krī'brə, krĭb'rə)
A horizontal lamina that fits into the ethmoidal notch of the frontal bone and supports the olfactory lobes of the cerebrum. Also called cribriform plate of ethmoid bone.

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