Definitions of Cribration

  1. The act or process of separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser by sifting. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. 1. Sifting, passing through a sieve. 2. The condition of being cribrate or numerously pitted or punctured. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  3. The act of sifting or riddling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. A pharmaceutical operation, which consists in separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser. Sieves, Drumsieves, are used for this purpose. These were formerly called Cribra; Coscinoi.A sieve for separating the bran from meal was termed Cresera, Aleurotsis Cribrum Pollinarium. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  5. The quality of being cribriform. American pocket medical dictionary.
  6. The act of sifting. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  7. [L.] A sifting. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  8. The act of sifting. Complete Dictionary