vallate

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adjective val·late \ˈva-ˌlāt\

Definition of vallate

  1. :  having a raised edge surrounding a depression <vallate papillae of the tongue>

Origin and Etymology of vallate

Latin vallatus, past participle of vallare to surround with a wall, from vallum wall, rampart — more at wall


First Known Use: 1878


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vallate

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adjective val·late \ˈval-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of vallate

  1. :  having a raised edge surrounding a depression


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