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

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 1wall


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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