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circumvallate

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verb cir·cum·val·late \-ˈva-ˌlāt\

Definition of circumvallate

circumvallated

circumvallating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to surround by or as if by a rampart

circumvallation

play \-ˌva-ˈlā-shən\ noun


Origin and Etymology of circumvallate

Latin circumvallatus, past participle of circumvallare to surround with siege works, from circum- + vallum rampart — more at wall


First Known Use: circa 1798


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circumvallate

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adjective cir·cum·val·late \-ˈva-ˌlāt, -ˈva-lət\

Definition of circumvallate

  1. :  being any of approximately 12 large papillae near the back of the tongue each of which is surrounded with a marginal sulcus and supplied with taste buds responsive especially to bitter flavors



Circa 1852

First Known Use of circumvallate

circa 1852


Medical Dictionary

circumvallate

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adjective cir·cum·val·late \ˌsər-kəm-ˈval-ˌāt, -ˈval-ət\

Medical Definition of circumvallate

  1. :  enclosed by a ridge of tissue




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