Definition of Circumvallate

1. Verb. Surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification.

Generic synonyms: Fence, Fence In, Palisade, Surround, Wall



Definition of Circumvallate

1. v. t. To surround with a rampart or wall.

2. a. Surrounded with a wall; inclosed with a rampart.

Definition of Circumvallate

1. Verb. to surround with a rampart ¹

2. Adjective. Surrounded with a wall; enclosed with a rampart. ¹

3. Adjective. (anatomy) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circumvallate

1. [v -VALLATED, -VALLATING, -VALLATES]

Medical Definition of Circumvallate

1. Denoting a structure surrounded by a wall, as the circumvallate (vallate) papillae of the tongue. Origin: circum-+ L. Vallum, wall (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumvallate

circumstantial evidence
circumstantialities
circumstantiality
circumstantially
circumstantials
circumstantiate
circumstantiated
circumstantiates
circumstantiating
circumstaunce
circumstellar
circumterraneous
circumterrestrial
circumundulate
circumvallate (current term)
circumvallate papilla
circumvallated
circumvallates
circumvallating
circumvallation
circumvallations
circumvascular
circumvection
circumvections
circumvent
circumventable
circumvented
circumventing
circumvention

Literary usage of Circumvallate

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1891)
"Several papilla; of the circumvallate type, in the early stages of development, ... A few taste-bulbs were detected in the circumvallate papilla; ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by John Gray McKendrick (1889)
"The taste bodies are found in immense numbers; as many as 1760 have been counted on one circumvallate papilla in the ox. Flo Tl-nM- -it'll -ili-'i'Mf In ..."

3. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"The circumvallate Papilla. — The papillae are 0.30 mm. in diameter and 0.25 mm. in height, and project somewhat from the opening of the trench. ..."

4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1882)
"There is no median circumvallate papilla, but either one elongate one, or two small ones on either side. There is no patch of enlarged papillae on the ..."

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