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cribriform

[ krib-ruh-fawrm ]
/ ˈkrɪb rəˌfɔrm /
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adjective
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Also crib·rous [krib-ruhs]. /ˈkrɪb rəs/.

Origin of cribriform

1735–45; <Latin crībr(um) a sieve + -i- + -form
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British Dictionary definitions for cribriform

cribriform

cribrous (ˈkrɪbrəs) or cribrose (ˈkraɪˌbrəʊs)

/ (ˈkrɪbrɪˌfɔːm) /

adjective
pierced with holes; sievelike

Word Origin for cribriform

C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form
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Medical definitions for cribriform

cribriform
[ krĭbrə-fôrm′ ]

adj.
Perforated like a sieve.
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