cribriform

[ krib-ruh-fawrm ]
/ ˈkrɪb rəˌfɔrm /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. cribbing,
  2. cribellum,
  3. cribnote,
  4. cribrate,
  5. cribration,
  6. cribrum,
  7. cribwork,
  8. cricetid,
  9. crichton,
  10. crichton, james

Also crib·rous [krib-ruh s] /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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Medicine definitions for cribriform

cribriform

[ krĭbrə-fôrm′ ]

adj.

Perforated like a sieve.

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