Pallium meaning

pălē-əm
A cloak or mantle worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
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(ecclesiastical) A vestment worn by the pope and conferred by him on archbishops.
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(r.c.ch.) A circular white wool band with pendants, worn over the shoulders by a pope or archbishop.
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(zool.) The mantle of mollusks and related marine invertebrates.
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The mantle of gray matter forming the cerebral cortex with the underlying white substance.
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A woollen vestment conferred on archbishops by the Pope.
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(historical) A large cloak worn by Greek philosophers and teachers.
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(zoology) The mantle of a mollusc.
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(meteorology) A sheet of cloud covering the whole sky, especially nimbostratus.
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(anatomy) The cerebral cortex.
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(anat.) The cerebral cortex with its adjacent white matter.
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Origin of pallium

  • Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pallium (“a cloak").

    From Wiktionary