Definitions for: Circumvallate

[v] surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

Webster (1913) Definition: Cir`cum*val"late, v. t. [L. circumvallatus, p.
p. of circumvallare to surround with a wall; circum + vallare
to wall, fr. vallum rampart.]
To surround with a rampart or wall. --Johnson.

Cir`cum*val"late, a.
1. Surrounded with a wall; inclosed with a rampart.

2. (Anat.) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation; as, the
circumvallate papill[ae], near the base of the tongue.

See Also: fence, fence in, palisade, surround, wall

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