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cribriform

 [krib´rĭ-form]
perforated like a sieve.

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm), [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
Synonym(s): cribrate, polyporous
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

cribriform

/crib·ri·form/ (krib´rĭ-form) perforated like a sieve.

cribriform

[krib′rifôrm′]
Etymology: L, cribum, sieve
describing a structure with many perforations or punctures, as in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone.

cribriform

adjective A descriptive term referring to a sieve-like histologic pattern, in which sheets of epithelial cells are punctuated by gland-like spaces; the cribriform pattern is typical of adenoid cystic carcinoma.

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm) [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
Synonym(s): cribrate, polyporous.
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

cribriform

Perforated like a sieve. The cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone allows the tiny nerve fibres of the nerve of smell (olfactory nerve) to pass though from the cranial cavity into the upper part of the nose.

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm) [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]

cribriform

perforated like a sieve.

cribriform plate
see cribriform plate.