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  1. bordered by a ridge, raised edge, or the like.
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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
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Examples from the Web for vallate

Historical Examples

  • The foramen cæcum lies just behind the apex of the vallate papillæ in the middle line.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

vallate in Medicine


  1. Surrounded with a wall or elevation; cupped.
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