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 for Sieve cells
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sieve \Sieve\, n. [OE. sive, AS. sife; akin to D. zeef, zift,
     OHG. sib, G. sieb. [root]151a. Cf. Sift.]
     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. "In a sieve thrown and sifted." --Chaucer.
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     2. A kind of coarse basket. --Simmonds.
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     Sieve cells (Bot.), cribriform cells. See under
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