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Perforated like a sieve.

[Latin crībrum, sieve; see krei- in Indo-European roots + -form.]


(ˈkrɪbrɪˌfɔːm) ,




1. (Anatomy) pierced with holes; sievelike
2. (Botany) pierced with holes; sievelike
[C18: from New Latin crībriformis, from Latin crībrum a sieve + -form]


(ˈkrɪb rəˌfɔrm)

also crib′rous,

[1735–45; < Latin crībr(um) a sieve + -i- + -form]


a. cribriforme, perforado-a.
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These are Tubular (well-differentiated or grade I), cribriform (moderately differentiated or grade II) and solid pattern (poorly differentiated or grade III).
The main architectural patterns of HGPIN include micropapillary, tufting, flat, and cribriform (Figure 1, A through D), but there are no known clinically relevant differences among these architectural patterns; their recognition is useful merely for diagnostic purposes.
It is well known that Neisseria meningitides can penetrate the cribriform plate and reach the meninges causing meningitis.
As a result of numerous studies indicating the adverse prognosis of cribriform glands, they have not been allowed in Gleason pattern 3 anymore.
The posterior ethmoid cells are then carefully opened, avoiding injury to the orbit laterally and the cribriform plate medially.
Endoscopic examination of the cribriform plate area was difficult owing to the distortion of the middle turbinate superiorly.
These cells are arranged into microcystic, cribriform, tubular, papillary, follicular (thyroid like), or solid nests (Figure 1).
The dorsal nasal turbinate was the longest and extended from level of third transverse rugae of hard palate to level of cribriform plate of ethmoid bone and it continued rostrally as straight fold.
Similar yellow gelatinous material obliterated the right ethmoturbinates rostral to the cribriform plate.
This list is likely to grow with controversial newer additions such as cribriform adenocarcinomas of the minor salivary glands (CAMSG), thanks to the rapid advancements of next generation sequencing and genomic and expression profiling methods, happening in the arena of molecular diagnostics.
Amebae are aspirated into the nasal cavity through swimming, splashing, or nasal irrigation, and after attaching to the nasal mucosa, migrate across the cribriform plate to the brain via the olfactory nerves, causing extensive damage to the frontal lobes of the brain (1).