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Noun: pallium (pallia,palliums)  pa-lee-um
  1. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    - cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex
  2. (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    - mantle
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back
  4. Cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome

Derived forms: pallia, palliums

Type of: cloak, cuticle, epidermis, neural structure, vestment

Part of: cerebrum

Encyclopedia: Pallium