noun da·vai·nea \dəˈvānēə\

Definition of davainea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of very small taenioid tapeworms infesting the intestine of gallinaceous birds and occasionally of man

  2. 2 plural -s :  any tapeworm of the genus Davainea


\-ēə̇d\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of davainea

New Latin, after Casimir J. Davaine †1882 French physician

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