Definition of foraminous in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈramɪnəs/

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Full of holes; porous.
Example sentences
  • The top of the vessel is foraminous to permit passage of the air stream.
  • They are ductile and do not exhibit a foraminous structure like sponge iron.
  • 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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