Sieve

Definition of Sieve

n.1.A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
2.A kind of coarse basket.
Sieve cells
(Bot.) cribriform cells. See under Cribriform.

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