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

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The first known use of vallate was in 1878

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“Vallate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vallate. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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vallate

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

Medical Definition of vallate

: having a raised edge surrounding a depression

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