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tenia

[tee-nee-uh] /ˈti ni ə/
noun, plural teniae
[tee-nee-ee] /ˈti niˌi/ (Show IPA)
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taenia

/ˈtiːnɪə/
noun (pl) -niae (-nɪˌiː)
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
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek tainia narrow strip; related to Greek teinein to stretch

tenia

/ˈtiːnɪə/
noun (pl) -niae (-nɪˌiː)
1.
the US spelling of taenia
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tenia in Medicine

tenia te·ni·a (tē'nē-ə)
n.
Variant of taenia.

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