pallium

play
noun pal·li·um \ˈpa-lē-əm\

Definition of pallium

plural

pallia

play \ˈpa-lē-ə\ or

palliums

  1. 1a :  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 authorityb :  a draped rectangular cloth worn as a cloak by men of ancient Greece and Rome

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin, cloak] a :  cerebral cortexb (1) :  the mantle of a mollusk or brachiopod (2) :  the mantle of a bird

Origin and Etymology of pallium

Middle English, from Latin


Medical Dictionary

pallium

play
noun pal·li·um \ˈpal-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of pallium

plural

pallia

\-ē-ə\play or

palliums


Learn More about pallium


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!