Sievelike; containing many perforations. SYN: cribrate, polyporous. [L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

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crib·ri·form 'krib-rə-.fȯrm adj pierced with small holes

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crib·ri·form (kribґrĭ-form) [L. cribrum sieve + form] perforated with small holes, like a sieve.

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  • Cribriform — Crib ri*form (kr?b r?f?rm), a. [L. cribrum sieve + form: cf. F. cribriforme.] Resembling, or having the form of, a sieve; pierced with holes; as, the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone; a cribriform compress. [1913 Webster] {Cribriform cells}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cribriform — (Latin for perforated ) can refer to: Cribriform plate Fascia cribrosa Cribriform mesenchyme This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here …   Wikipedia

  • cribriform — CRIBRIFÓRM, Ă adj. (Despre o formaţie anatomică) Perforat ca o sită. [< fr. cribriforme]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 07.02.2005. Sursa: DN  CRIBRIFÓRM, Ă adj. (despre o formaţie anatomică) perforat ca o sită. (< fr. cribriforme) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • cribriform — [krib′ri fôrm΄] adj. [< L cribrum, sieve, akin to cervere, to separate (see CRISIS) + FORM] perforated like a sieve …   English World dictionary

  • cribriform — adjective Etymology: Latin cribrum sieve; akin to Latin cernere to sift more at certain Date: 1741 pierced with small holes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cribriform — adj. [L. cribrum, sieve; forma, shape] Sieve like; cribrose …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cribriform — /krib reuh fawrm /, adj. sievelike. Also, cribrous /krib reuhs/. [1735 45; < L cribr(um) a sieve + I + FORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • cribriform — adjective Perforated, as in the manner of a sieve. To conclude this portion of our investigation therefore, cried Barbican, clearing his throat, and occupying Aldans right ear, the Moons surface is a honey combed, perforated, punctured Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • cribriform — shaped like a sieve Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cribriform — adj. like a sieve; having small holes …   English contemporary dictionary

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