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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

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]
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The biopsy reported a carcinoma with cribriform xanthomatous phenotype (Figure 4).
Caption: FIGURE 1: Nests and cribriform structures of variable size and shape, separated by moderate amount of fibrotic dense stroma (H&E; 50x).
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The cribriform histological pattern has been attributed to tumors showing an architecture made of straight packed glands with not uniform distributed lumina, without interposed stromal tissue [1, 2].
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