TAENIAE

taenia

[tee-nee-uh]
noun, plural taeniae [tee-nee-ee] .
1.
Classical Antiquity. a headband or fillet.
2.
Architecture. (on a Doric entablature) a fillet or band separating the frieze from the architrave.
3.
Anatomy. a ribbonlike structure, as certain bands of white nerve fibers in the brain.
4.
any tapeworm of the genus Taenia, parasitic in humans and other mammals.
Also, tenia.


Origin:
1555–65; < Latin < Greek tainía band, ribbon; (in def 4) < Neo-Latin, Latin, as above

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taenia or (US) tenia (ˈtiːnɪə)
 
n , pl -niae
1.  (in ancient Greece) a narrow fillet or headband for the hair
2.  architect the fillet between the architrave and frieze of a Doric entablature
3.  anatomy any bandlike structure or part
4.  any tapeworm of the genus Taenia, such as T. soleum, a parasite of man that uses the pig as its intermediate host
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek tainia narrow strip; related to Greek teinein to stretch]
 
tenia or (US) tenia (ˈtiːnɪə, -nɪˌiː)
 
n
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek tainia narrow strip; related to Greek teinein to stretch]

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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')

  1. A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle.

  2. A flatworm of the genus Taenia, which includes many tapeworms. Not in technical use.

Taenia Tae·ni·a (tē'nē-ə)
n.
A genus of cestodes that formerly included most of the tapeworms but is now restricted to those species infecting carnivores with a cysticercus.

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