present participle of circumvallate

Source: Wiktionary


Cir`cum*val"late, v. t. Etym: [L. circumvallatus, p. p. of circumvallare to surround with a wall; circum + vallare to wall, fr. vallum rampart.]

Definition: To surround with a rampart or wall. Johnson.

Cir`cum*val"late, a.

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

2. (Anat.)

Definition: Surrounded by a ridle or elevation; as, the circumvallate papillæ, near the base of the tongue.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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