Definitions for palliumˈpæl i əm; ˈpæl i ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•li•umˈpæl i əm; ˈpæl i ə(n.)(pl.)pal•li•a; pal•li•ums.
a piece of cloth wrapped about the body as an outer garment in ancient Greece and Rome; himation.
a woolen vestment worn by the pope and by archbishops, consisting of a narrow band resting on the shoulders, with a lappet in front and behind.
Ref: cerebral cortex.
the mantle of a mollusk or bird.
Origin of pallium:
1555–65; < L; cf. pall1
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, pallium, cortex(noun)
the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
(zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
(Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back
cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome
A woollen vestment conferred on archbishops by the Pope.
A large cloak worn by Greek philosophers and teachers.
The mantle of a mollusc.
A sheet of cloud covering the whole sky, especially nimbostratus.
The cerebral cortex.
Origin: From pallium.
a large, square, woolen cloak which enveloped the whole person, worn by the Greeks and by certain Romans. It is the Roman name of a Greek garment
a band of white wool, worn on the shoulders, with four purple crosses worked on it; a pall
the mantle of a bivalve. See Mantle
the mantle of a bird