cribriform

adjective
crib·​ri·​form | \ ˈkri-brə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce cribriform (audio) \

Definition of cribriform

: pierced with small holes

First Known Use of cribriform

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cribriform

borrowed from New Latin crībrifōrmis, from Latin crībrum "sieve" + -i- -i- + -fōrmis -form — more at riddle entry 3

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The first known use of cribriform was in 1741

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“Cribriform.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cribriform. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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cribriform

adjective
crib·​ri·​form | \ ˈkrib-rə-ˌfȯrm How to pronounce cribriform (audio) \

Medical Definition of cribriform

: pierced with small holes

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