noun, plural taeniae
[tee-nee-ee] /ˈti niˌi/ (Show IPA)
Classical Antiquity. a headband or fillet.
Architecture. (on a Doric entablature) a fillet or band separating the frieze from the architrave.
Anatomy. a ribbonlike structure, as certain bands of white nerve fibers in the brain.
any tapeworm of the genus Taenia, parasitic in humans and other mammals.
noun (pl) -niae (-nɪˌiː)
(in ancient Greece) a narrow fillet or headband for the hair
(architect) the fillet between the architrave and frieze of a Doric entablature
(anatomy) any bandlike structure or part
any tapeworm of the genus Taenia, such as T. soleum, a parasite of man that uses the pig as its intermediate host
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.
noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. an agent or medicine for expelling tapeworms from the body. noun 1. a substance, esp a drug, that expels tapeworms from the body of their host taeniafuge tae·ni·a·fuge or te·ni·a·fuge (tē’nē-ə-fyōōj’) n. An agent that expels tapeworms from the body.
- Taenia saginata
Taenia saginata Taenia sag·i·na·ta (sāj’ə-nā’tə) n. A tapeworm that is parasitic in humans and is acquired by eating infected beef that is insufficiently cooked.
noun, Pathology. 1. infestation with tapeworms. noun 1. (pathol) infestation with tapeworms of the genus Taenia taeniasis tae·ni·a·sis or te·ni·a·sis (tē-nī’ə-sĭs) n. Infestation with tapeworms.
- Taenia solium
Taenia solium Taenia so·li·um (sō’lē-əm) n. A tapeworm that is parasitic in humans and is acquired by eating infected pork that is insufficiently cooked.