1. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic Church) vestment consisting of a band encircling the shoulders with two lappets hanging in front and back
Related terms: vestment Roman_Catholic
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
Synonyms: mantle
Related terms: epidermis zoology
3. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology,neuroscience) the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the gray matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
Synonyms: cortex cerebral_cortex cerebral_mantle
Related terms: neural_structure neopallium archipallium cerebrum occipital_lobe frontal_lobe temporal_lobe parietal_lobe Golgi's_cell prefrontal_lobe cortical_area grey_matter
4. [ noun ] (Roman antiquity,clothing) cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient Rome
Related terms: cloak
Similar spelling:   palm