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pal·li·um

 (păl′ē-əm)
n. pl. pal·li·ums or pal·li·a (păl′ē-ə)
1. A cloak or mantle worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
2. Ecclesiastical A vestment worn by the pope and conferred by him on archbishops. Also called pall1.
3.
a. The mantle of gray matter forming the cerebral cortex.
b. The mantle of a mollusk or a brachiopod.

[Latin.]

pallium

(ˈpælɪəm)
n, pl -lia (-lɪə) or -liums
1. (Historical Terms) a garment worn by men in ancient Greece or Rome, made by draping a large rectangular cloth about the body
2. (Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church a woollen vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging from it front and back: worn by the pope, all archbishops, and (as a mark of special honour) some bishops
3. (Anatomy) anatomy Also called: mantle the cerebral cortex and contiguous white matter
4. (Zoology) zoology another name for mantle5
[C16: from Latin: cloak; related to Latin palla mantle]

pal•li•um

(ˈpæl i əm)

n., pl. pal•li•a (ˈpæl i ə) pal•li•ums.
1. a piece of cloth wrapped about the body as an outer garment in ancient Greece and Rome; himation.
2. a woolen vestment worn by the pope and by archbishops, consisting of a narrow band resting on the shoulders, with a lappet in front and behind.
4. the mantle of a mollusk or bird.
[1555–65; < Latin; compare pall1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrumpallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
Golgi cell, Golgi's cell - a neuron in the cerebral cortex with short dendrites and with either a long axon or a short axon that ramifies in the grey matter
neocortex, neopallium - the cortical part of the neencephalon
archipallium, paleocortex - the olfactory cortex of the cerebrum
gray matter, gray substance, grey matter, grey substance, substantia grisea - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons
cortical area, cortical region - any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
frontal cortex, frontal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead
prefrontal cortex, prefrontal lobe - the anterior part of the frontal lobe
parietal cortex, parietal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head
occipital cortex, occipital lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head
temporal ccortex, temporal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying inside the temples of the head
2.pallium - (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
3.pallium - (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back
vestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
4.pallium - cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome
cloak - a loose outer garment
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Peter is giving the pallium to the Pope, and a standard to Charlemagne.
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The brain pallium of birds does not have any layers comparable to those in the human cortex, but its neurons are more densely packed than in the cerebral cortex in humans.
The pallium of birds does not have any layers comparable to those in the human cortex; but its neurons are more densely packed than in the cerebral cortex in humans: pigeons, for example, have six times as many nerve cells as humans per cubic millimetre of brain.
Pero ni el pallium es facil de identificar en Grecia ni la escenografia griega imaginada es facil de encontrar en las verdaderas polis.
In mammals, that ancient pallium morphed into layers of neocortex tissue, in birds the transformation went a different way.
Los resultados obtenidos por la tecnica de AgNOR mostraron que en los sujetos experimentales una region lateral del telencefalo, el pallium lateral (homologa al hipocampo de los mamiferos; Northcutt, 1995, Northcutt & Braford, 1980) presentaba un mayor tamano relativo de los nucleolos con respecto a los sujetos controles, mientras que la region dorso medial no presentaba diferencias entre los grupos.
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Caption: Archbishop Antonio Carlos Altieri of Passo Fundo, Brazil, wears his pallium after receiving it during Mass in St.
Tinti herself writes on the archiepiscopal pallium, and the complex ideological and political circumstances of the tenth and eleventh centuries connected with the high number of archbishops of Canterbury who travelled to Rome to receive their pallium in person, in striking contrast with the archbishops of York who did not.