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(krībrəm, krĭbrəm)
n. pl. cri•bra (krībrə, krĭb)
  1. A horizontal lamina that fits into the ethmoidal notch of the frontal bone and supports the olfactory lobes of the cerebrum.cribriform plate of ethmoid bone
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Historical Examples of cribrum

  • His κόσκινον or sieve (cribrum Eratosthenis) was a device for discovering all prime numbers.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7