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Medical Term:

vallum

Pronunciation: val'um, -a

Definition:

  1. Any raised, more or less circular ridge.
  2. The slightly raised outer wall of the circular depression, or fossa, surrounding a vallate papilla of the tongue.

[L. a rampart, fr. vallus, a stake]

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