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taenia tae·ni·a or te·ni·a (tē'nē-ə)
n. pl tae·ni·as or tae·ni·ae (-nē-ē')
A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle.
A flatworm of the genus Taenia, which includes many tapeworms. Not in technical use.
Taenia Tae·ni·a (tē'nē-ə)
A genus of cestodes that formerly included most of the tapeworms but is now restricted to those species infecting carnivores with a cysticercus.