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    pallium

    pallium - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pallium

    Definition
    (noun) the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum Definition
    (noun) (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    Synonyms : mantle
    Definition
    (noun) (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back Definition
    (noun) cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome
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