Pallium



[pal-ee-uh m] /ˈpæl i əm/

noun, plural pallia
[pal-ee-uh] /ˈpæl i ə/ (Show IPA), palliums.
1.
a large, rectangular mantle worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome.
2.
Ecclesiastical.

3.
Anatomy. the entire cortex of the cerebrum.
4.
Zoology. a mantle, as of a mollusk or bird.
/ˈpælɪəm/
noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə), -liums
1.
a garment worn by men in ancient Greece or Rome, made by draping a large rectangular cloth about the body
2.
(mainly RC Church) a woollen vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging from it front and back: worn by the pope, all archbishops, and (as a mark of special honour) some bishops
3.
(anatomy) Also called mantle. the cerebral cortex and contiguous white matter
4.
(zoology) another name for mantle (sense 5)

pallium pal·li·um (pāl’ē-əm)
n. pl. pal·li·ums or pal·li·a (-lē-ə)
The mantle of gray matter with the underlying white substance. Also called brain mantle, mantle.

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