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 hokes; as, the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone; a cribriform compress.
Cribriform cells Bot., those which have here and there oblique or transverse sieve plates, or places perforated with many holes.
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