noun pal·li·um \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

Medical Dictionary


noun pal·li·um \ˈpal-ē-əm\
plural -lia \-ē-ə\ or pal·li·ums

Medical Definition of PALLIUM


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