Tenia



noun, plural teniae
[tee-nee-ee] /ˈti niˌi/ (Show IPA)
1.
taenia.
noun, plural taeniae
[tee-nee-ee] /ˈti niˌi/ (Show IPA)
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.
noun (pl) -niae (-nɪˌiː)
1.
the US spelling of taenia
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

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

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)
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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