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taenia

noun tae·nia \ˈtē-nē-ə\

Definition of taenia

plural tae·ni·aeplay play \-nē-ˌī, -ˌē\ or tae·nias

  1. 1 :  a band on a Doric order separating the frieze from the architrave

  2. 2 :  tapeworm

  3. 3 :  an ancient Greek fillet



Variants of taenia

also te·nia \ˈtē-nē-ə\

Origin of taenia

Latin, ribbon, fillet, from Greek tainia; akin to Greek teinein to stretch — more at thin


First Known Use: 1563


Medical Dictionary

taenia

play play
noun tae·nia \ˈtē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of taenia

  1. 1aalso te·nia \ˈtē-nē-ə\play play plural taenias also tenias :  tapewormb capitalized :  a genus of cyclophyllidean tapeworms that is the type of the family Taeniidae, that comprises forms usually occurring as adults in the intestines of carnivores and as larvae in various ruminants, and that includes the beef tapeworm (T. saginata) and the pork tapeworm (T. solium) of humans

  2. 2or tenia plural tae·ni·ae \-nē-ˌē, -ˌī\play play or taenias or te·ni·ae or tenias :  a band of nervous tissue or of muscle




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