Definition of Pallium

1. Noun. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.




2. Noun. (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell.
Exact synonyms: Mantle
Generic synonyms: Cuticle, Epidermis
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology

3. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back.

4. Noun. Cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome.
Generic synonyms: Cloak

Definition of Pallium

1. n. A large, square, woolen cloak which enveloped the whole person, worn by the Greeks and by certain Romans. It is the Roman name of a Greek garment.

Definition of Pallium

1. Noun. A woollen vestment conferred on archbishops by the Pope. ¹

2. Noun. (historic) A large cloak worn by Greek philosophers and teachers. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) The mantle of a mollusc. ¹

4. Noun. (meteorology) A sheet of cloud covering the whole sky, especially nimbostratus. ¹

5. Noun. (anatomy) The cerebral cortex. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pallium

1. a cloak worn in ancient Rome [n -LIA or -LIUMS]

Medical Definition of Pallium

1. Origin: L. See Pall the garment. 1. A large, square, woolen cloak which enveloped the whole person, worn by the Greeks and by certain Romans. It is the Roman name of a Greek garment. 2. A band of white wool, worn on the shoulders, with four purple crosses worked on it; a pall. The wool is obtained from two lambs brought to the basilica of St. Agnes, Rome, and blessed. It is worn by the pope, and sent to patriarchs, primates, and archbishops, as a sign that they share in the plenitude of the episcopal office. Befoer it is sent, the pallium is laid on the tomb of St. Peter, where it remains all night. 3. The mantle of a bivalve. See Mantle. The mantle of a bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pallium

pallidly
pallidness
pallidnesses
pallidoamygdalotomy
pallidoansotomy
pallidotomy
pallidum
pallier
pallies
palliest
palling
palliobranchiata
palliobranchiate
pallisander
pallister-killian syndrome
pallium (current term)
palliums
pallometa
pallone
pallones
pallophotophone
pallor
pallors
palls
pally
palm
palm-chin reflex
palm-leaf
palm-shaped
palm-tree

Literary usage of Pallium

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The pallium is conferred in Rome by a cardinal- deacon, and outside of Rome ... It is impossible to indicate exactly when the pallium was first introduced. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The pallium is conferred in Rome by a cardinal- deacon, and outside of Rome ... It is impossible to indicate exactly when the pallium was first introduced. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"Dictum autem pallium a pellibus, quia prius super indumenta ... Besides this special sense of the word pallium, it is used by Isidore in the same chapter ..."

4. The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages by Horace Kinder Mann, Johannes Hollnsteiner (1902)
"But what was the origin of the modern pallium is a question by no means so ... In the old classical days the pallium was an outer garment, something of the ..."

5. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"^l^ wha^ Anselm now restored him to his episcopal office.i Anselm The Archbishop went on to Canterbury, and there pallium at awaited the coming of the Roman ..."

6. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1906)
"This fact is doubtless surprising, but it is explained by what is said in the next section about the pallium and the preference of the Christians for it. ..."

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