vallate

[val-eyt]
adjective
bordered by a ridge, raised edge, or the like.

Origin:
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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vallate val·late (vāl'āt)
adj.
Surrounded with a wall or an elevation; cupped.

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Additional buds are situated in the vallate papillae that form irregular rows on each side of the caudal part of the torus.
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