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circumvallate

verb cir·cum·val·late \ -ˈva-ˌlāt \

Definition of circumvallate

circumvallated; circumvallating
transitive verb
: 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


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circumvallate

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

Definition of circumvallate

: 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

First Known Use of circumvallate

circa 1852


Medical Dictionary

circumvallate

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

medical Definition of circumvallate

: enclosed by a ridge of tissue

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