Perforated, as in the manner of a sieve. (adjective)
Examples of word cribriform
At the top of the nasal passages is a paper-thin bone called the cribriform plate.
From there it reaches the brain by passing through a porous barrier called the cribriform plate.
This bone is called cribriform (sieve-like), because it is perforated by many minute holes, through which, from the olfactory bulbs
Where this superficial fascia overlies the saphenous opening, E, of the fascia lata, it assumes a "cribriform" character, owing to its being pierced by numerous lymphatic vessels and some veins.
A bit of the oxygen, however, can travel along the olfactory nerves (smell nerves) through the cribriform plate (a piece of bone full of tiny holes through which the smell nerves pass to reach the brain), directly to the frontal lobe of the brain.
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The roof of the orbit again was sometimes very severely damaged by bullets which first traversed that cavity itself; thus in one case which recovered, the bullet passed transversely, smashing both globes, and fracturing the roof of both orbits and the cribriform plate so severely as to lacerate both dura-mater and brain, portions of the latter being found in the orbit on removal of the damaged eyes.
He recognized that inspiration is associated with enlargement of the chest, and imagined that air passed inside the skull through the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone, and passed out by the same channel, carrying off humours from the brain into the nose.