tenia, teniasis

te·​nia

less common spellings of , taeniasis

1 : a band on a Doric order separating the frieze from the architrave
3 : an ancient Greek fillet

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“Tenia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenia. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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tenia, teniacidal, teniacide, tenia coli, teniafuge, teniasis

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variant of taenia , taeniacidal , taeniacide , taenia coli , taeniafuge , taeniasis

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