foraminate

or fo·ram·i·nous

[ fuh-ram-uh-nit ]
/ fəˈræm ə nɪt /

adjective

full of holes or foramina.

Nearby words

  1. foramen magnum,
  2. foramen of vena cava,
  3. foramen spinosum,
  4. foramina,
  5. foraminal node,
  6. foraminifer,
  7. foraminifera,
  8. foraminiferan,
  9. forasmuch as,
  10. forasmuchas

Origin of foraminate

1590–1600; < Late Latin forāminātus bored, pierced, equivalent to forāmin- (stem of forāmen) foramen + -ātus -ate1

Related formsfo·ram·i·na·tion, noun

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