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circumvallate

[sur-kuh m-val-eyt] /ˌsɜr kəmˈvæl eɪt/
adjective
1.
surrounded by or as if by a rampart.
2.
Anatomy. surrounded by a depression or wall-like ridge.
verb (used with object), circumvallated, circumvallating.
3.
to surround with or as if with a rampart.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin circumvallātus (past participle of circumvallāre to surround with a wall), equivalent to circum- circum- + vall(um) rampart, wall + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
circumvallation, noun
noncircumvallated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for circumvallation

circumvallate

/ˌsɜːkəmˈvæleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to surround with a defensive fortification
Derived Forms
circumvallation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin circumvallāre, from circum- + vallum rampart
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circumvallation in Medicine

circumvallate cir·cum·val·late (sûr'kəm-vāl'āt')
adj.
Surrounded by a ridge or wall-like structure.

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