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cribriform

 [krib´rĭ-form]
perforated like a sieve.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

crib·ri·form

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

(krib'ri-fōrm) [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
Synonym(s): cribrate, polyporous.
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

crib·ri·form

(krib'ri-fōrm) [TA]
Sievelike; containing many perforations.
[L. cribrum, a sieve, + forma, form]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012