foraminous
adjective see foramen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Foraminous — Fo*ram i*nous, a. [L. foraminosus.] Having foramina; full of holes; porous. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foraminous — index penetrable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foraminous — See foraminal. * * * …   Universalium

  • foraminous — adjective /fɔɹˈæmɪnəs/ Covered with holes or foramina …   Wiktionary

  • foraminous — fo·ram·i·nous …   English syllables

  • foraminous — fəˈramənəs adjective Etymology: Latin foramin , foramen + English ous : having foramina : porous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Opening — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Opening >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hole hole foramen Sgm: N 1 puncture puncture perforation Sgm: N 1 fontanel fontanel Sgm: N 1 transforation transforation Sgm: N 1 pinhole pinhole …   English dictionary for students

  • Centrifugal filter — Cen*trif u*gal fil ter A filter, as for sugar, in which a cylinder with a porous or foraminous periphery is rapidly rotated so as to drive off liquid by centrifugal action. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foramen — noun (plural foramina or foramens) Etymology: Latin foramin , foramen, from forare to bore more at bore Date: 1671 a small opening, perforation, or orifice ; fenestra • foraminal or foraminous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foraminate — foramination, n. /feuh ram euh nit/, adj. full of holes or foramina. Also, foraminous. [1590 1600; < LL foraminatus bored, pierced, equiv. to foramin (s. of foramen) FORAMEN + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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