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foraminate

or foraminous

[fuh-ram-uh-nit] /fəˈræm ə nɪt/
adjective
1.
full of holes or foramina.
Origin of foraminate
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin forāminātus bored, pierced, equivalent to forāmin- (stem of forāmen) foramen + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
foramination, noun
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