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cribriform

[krib-ruh-fawrm]
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adjective
  1. sievelike.
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Also crib·rous [krib-ruh s] /ˈkrɪb rəs/.

Origin of cribriform

1735–45; < Latin crībr(um) a sieve + -i- + -form
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Related Words for cribriform

soft, porous, mushy, springy, squishy, rubbery, elastic, light, resilient, yielding, absorptive, pulpy, cribriform, cushiony, pappy

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British Dictionary definitions for cribriform

cribriform

cribrous (ˈkrɪbrəs) or cribrose (ˈkraɪˌbrəʊs)

adjective
  1. pierced with holes; sievelike
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Word Origin for cribriform

C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form
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cribriform in Medicine

cribriform

(krĭbrə-fôrm′)
adj.
  1. Perforated like a sieve.
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