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foraminous Line breaks: for|am¦in|ous
Pronunciation: /fəˈramɪnəs/

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Definition of foraminous in English:


Full of holes; porous.
Example sentences
  • The fibers sucked by vacuum onto the outer surface of the foraminous cathode.
  • The fibrous mass was soaked overnight and subsequently filtered on the foraminous plate of a Buchner funnel.
  • There may be placed within or underneath the apron a foraminous pipe, through which superheated steam or hot air at a temperature of 400° Fahrenheit is discharged against the fish.


Early 17th century: from Latin foramin- (see foramen) + -ous.

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