taenia

taenia
/tee"nee euh/, n., pl. taeniae /-nee ee'/.
1. Class. Antiq. a headband or fillet.
2. Archit. (on a Doric entablature) a fillet or band separating the frieze from the architrave.
3. Anat. 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.
[1555-65; < L < Gk tainía band, ribbon; (in def. 4) < NL, L, as above]

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      genus of tapeworms parasitic in mammals. See tapeworm.

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