vallate

adjective
val·​late | \ ˈva-ˌlāt How to pronounce vallate (audio) \

Definition of vallate

: having a raised edge surrounding a depression vallate papillae of the tongue

First Known Use of vallate

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vallate

borrowed from New Latin vallātus, going back to Latin, past participle of vallāre "to surround with a rampart, ring round," derivative of vallum "palisade of stakes, rampart," — more at wall entry 1

Learn More About vallate

Time Traveler for vallate

Time Traveler

The first known use of vallate was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near vallate

vallary

vallate

vallation

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for vallate

Cite this Entry

“Vallate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vallate. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for vallate

vallate

adjective
val·​late | \ ˈval-ˌāt How to pronounce vallate (audio) \

Medical Definition of vallate

: having a raised edge surrounding a depression

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!