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pallium

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noun pal·li·um \ˈpa-lē-əm\

Definition of pallium

plural -lia \-lē-ə\ or palliums

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 [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


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pallium

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noun pal·li·um \ˈpal-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of pallium

plural pallia \-ē-ə\play or palliums




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