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circumvallate

[ sur-kuhm-val-eyt ]
/ 藢s蓽r k蓹m藞v忙l e瑟t /
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adjective
surrounded by or as if by a rampart.
Anatomy. surrounded by a depression or wall-like ridge.
verb (used with object), cir路cum路val路lat路ed, cir路cum路val路lat路ing.
to surround with or as if with a rampart.
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Origin of circumvallate

1655鈥65; <Latin circumvall膩tus (past participle of circumvall膩re to surround with a wall), equivalent to circum-circum- + vall(um) rampart, wall + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM circumvallate

cir路cum路val路la路tion, nounnon路cir路cum路val路lat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for circumvallate

circumvallate
/ (藢s蓽藧k蓹m藞v忙le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to surround with a defensive fortification

Derived forms of circumvallate

circumvallation, noun

Word Origin for circumvallate

C19: from Latin circumvall膩re, from circum- + vallum rampart
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Medical definitions for circumvallate

circumvallate
[ s没r鈥瞜蓹m-v膬l膩t鈥 ]

adj.
Surrounded by a ridge or wall-like structure.
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