[mahr-kahn-taw-nyaw] /ˌmɑr kɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA), 1623–69, Italian composer.
a girdle or belt, especially as worn by women of ancient Greece.
Classical Mythology. the girdle of Venus, decorated with every object that could arouse amorous desire.
a hand covering made of leather strips and often covered with metal studs, worn by boxers.
(classical myth) the girdle of Aphrodite (Venus) decorated to cause amorousness
noun (pl) -tus, -tuses
(in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist’s gauntlet of bull’s hide loaded or studded with metal
a parasitic platyhelminth or flatworm of the class Cestoda, which comprises the tapeworms. belonging or pertaining to the Cestoda. noun any parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda, which includes the tapeworms cestode ces·tode (sěs’tōd’) or ces·toid (-toid’) n. Any of various parasitic flatworms of the class Cestoidea, including the tapeworms, having a long, flat body […]
Cestoda Ces·to·da (sěs-tō’də) n. A subclass of parasitic flatworms including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
Zoology. (of worms) ribbonlike. cestode. adjective (esp of tapeworms and similar animals) ribbon-like in form
Cestoidea Ces·toi·de·a (sěs-toi’dē-ə) n. A class of flatworms characterized by lack of an alimentary canal and, in typical forms, by a segmented body with a scolex at one end; adult worms are vertebrate parasites, usually found in the small intestine.