pallium: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pal'ē-um), [key]
— pl. pal•li•a pal•li•ums.
- a large, rectangular mantle worn by men in ancient Greece and Rome.
- a woolen vestment worn by the pope and conferred by him on archbishops, consisting, in its present form, of a narrow ringlike band that rests on the shoulders, with two dependent bands or lappets, one in front and one behind.
- an altar cloth; a pall.
- the entire cortex of the cerebrum.
- a mantle, as of a mollusk or bird.
- pallium (Thesaurus)