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Latin pallium (a mantle).


pallial (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or produced by a mantle, especially the mantle of mollusks.
    the pallial line, or impression, which marks the attachment of the mantle on the inner surface of a bivalve shell
    • 1998 May 8, Stanley R. Hart, Jerzy Blusztajn, “Clams As Recorders of Ocean Ridge Volcanism and Hydrothermal Vent Field Activity”, in Science[1], volume 280, number 5365, →DOI, pages 883–886:
      The oldest points are close to the outcrop of the pallial myostracum (9 ).
    • 1859, Various, Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3[2]:
      Along a line nearly corresponding with the horny band which proceeds from the insertions of the shell-muscles and encircles the mantle below, the pallial wall is produced inwards and forwards into a membranous fold or ligament, which I will call the pallio-visceral ligament; and this pallio-visceral ligament becoming attached to various viscera, divides the great fifth chamber into an anterior inferior, and a posterior superior portion, which communicate freely with one another.
  2. Of or relating to the pallium.

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