perforated like a sieve
Origin of cribriformfrom Classical Latin cribrum, sieve, akin to cervere, to separate (see crisis) + -form
Perforated like a sieve.
Origin of cribriformLatin crībrum sieve ; see krei- in Indo-European roots. -form
(comparative more cribriform, superlative most cribriform)
From Latin cribrum (“sieve”) + -form.