[ val-eyt ]
/ ˈvæl eɪt /


bordered by a ridge, raised edge, or the like.

Origin of vallate

1875–80; < Late Latin vallātus (past participle of vallāre to surround, border with a wall, rampart), equivalent to vall(um) rampart, wall + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for vallate


[ vălāt ]


Surrounded with a wall or elevation; cupped.
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