noun \ˈpa-lē-əm\
plural -lia \-lē-ə\ or pal·li·ums

Definition of PALLIUM

a :  a white woolen band with pendants in front and back worn over the chasuble by a pope or archbishop as a symbol of full episcopal authority
b :  a draped rectangular cloth worn as a cloak by men of ancient Greece and Rome
[New Latin, from Latin, cloak]
a :  cerebral cortex
b (1) :  the mantle of a mollusk or brachiopod
(2) :  the mantle of a bird

Origin of PALLIUM

Middle English, from Latin
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with PALLIUM


noun \ˈpal-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -lia \-ē-ə\ or pal·li·ums

Medical Definition of PALLIUM


Next Word in the Dictionary: Palliyan
Previous Word in the Dictionary: pallisado
All Words Near: pallium

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up pallium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).