cribriform

adjective crib·ri·form \ ˈkri-brə-ˌfȯrm \

Definition of cribriform

: pierced with small holes

Origin and Etymology of cribriform

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


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cribriform

adjective crib·ri·form \ ˈkrib-rə-ˌfȯrm \

medical Definition of cribriform

: pierced with small holes

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