Also crib·rous [krib-ruh s] /ˈkrɪb rəs/.
Origin of cribriform
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It may be identified with the anterior colature or cribriform plate.
Cribrose, or cribriform, pierced like a sieve with small apertures.The Elements of Botany
These changes are described as a cribriform or porous condition of the white nervous matter, said to be visible to the naked eye.
In most cases, however, it makes its way still further out, and the next covering it gains is from the cribriform fascia.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
Spontaneous evacuation may take place by the abscess bursting into the nose through the cribriform plate.
cribrous (ˈkrɪbrəs) or cribrose (ˈkraɪˌbrəʊs)
- pierced with holes; sievelike
C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form
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- Perforated like a sieve.
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