vallate
adjective Etymology: Latin vallatus, past participle of vallare to surround with a wall, from vallum wall, rampart — more at wall Date: 1878 having a raised edge surrounding a depression <
vallate papillae of the tongue
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  • vallate — /val ayt/, adj. bordered by a ridge, raised edge, or the like. [1875 80; < LL vallatus (ptp. of vallare to surround, border with a wall, rampart), equiv. to vall(um) rampart, WALL + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vallate — Bordered with an elevation, as a cupped structure; denoting especially certain lingual papillae. SEE ALSO: circumvallate. [L. vallo, pp. atus, to surround with, fr. vallum, a rampart] * * * val·late val .āt adj having a raised edge surrounding a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vallate — Being encircled by a *rampart or wall. Cf. Bivallate …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • vallate — adj. having an edge, bordered by a ridge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vallate — val·late …   English syllables

  • vallate —   a. having a raised rim.    ♦ vallated, a. having a rampart.    ♦ vallation, n. rampart …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • vallate — ˈvaˌlāt adjective Etymology: Latin vallatus, past participle of vallare to surround with a wall, from vallum wall, rampart more at wall : having a raised edge surrounding a depression …   Useful english dictionary

  • vallate papilla — n CIRCUMVALLATE PAPILLA …   Medical dictionary

  • Vallate papilla — For other papillae in the tongue, see Papilla (disambiguation). Vallate papilla Circumvallate papilla in vertical section, showing arrangement of the taste buds and nerves …   Wikipedia

  • vallate papilla — noun : circumvallate papilla …   Useful english dictionary

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