Last modified on 21 June 2014, at 08:54

circumvallate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin circumvallare, from circum- + vallum ‘rampart’.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɜːkəmˈvæleɪt/

VerbEdit

circumvallate (third-person singular simple present circumvallates, present participle circumvallating, simple past and past participle circumvallated)

  1. to surround with a rampart
    • 2004: The settlement is circumvallated by a stake-fence, so decayed that one may gain ingress at a dozen places. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

circumvallate (not comparable)

  1. Surrounded with a wall; enclosed with a rampart.
  2. (anatomy) Surrounded by a ridge or elevation.
    circumvallate papillae, near the base of the tongue

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

circumvallāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of circumvallō