pal·​li·​al | \ ˈpa-lē-əl How to pronounce pallial (audio) \

Definition of pallial

1 : of, relating to, or produced by the mantle of a mollusk or brachiopod
2 : of or relating to the cerebral cortex

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The experimental technique relied on the pallial nerve, which lies just inside the cephalopod mantle cavity, transmitting signals from the mantle to the brain and back. Danna Staaf, Science | AAAS, "How to put an octopus to sleep—and make cephalopod research more humane," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pallial

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pallial

New Latin pallium

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