taenidium

noun tae·nid·i·um \ -dēəm \

Definition of taenidium

plural taenidia \-dēə\
:a spiral sclerotized fiber that stiffens the walls of the tracheae of insects

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Origin and Etymology of taenidium

New Latin, from Greek tainidion small ribbon, diminutive of tainia


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