taeniasis

noun
tae·​ni·​a·​sis | \ tē-ˈnī-ə-səs How to pronounce taeniasis (audio) \
variants: or less commonly teniasis
plural taeniases\ tē-​ˈnī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce taeniasis (audio) \ also teniases

Definition of taeniasis

: infestation with or disease caused by tapeworms

First Known Use of taeniasis

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taeniasis

New Latin, from Latin taenia tapeworm

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“Taeniasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taeniasis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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taeniasis

noun
tae·​ni·​a·​sis
variants: also teniasis \ tē-​ˈnī-​ə-​səs How to pronounce taeniasis (audio) \
plural taeniases

Medical Definition of taeniasis

: infestation with or disease caused by tapeworms

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