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also te·ni·a  (tē′nē-ə)
n. pl. tae·ni·ae (-nē-ē′) or tae·ni·as also te·ni·ae or tae·ni·as
1. A narrow band or ribbon for the hair that was worn in ancient Greece.
2. Architecture A band in the Doric order that separates the frieze from the architrave.
3. Anatomy A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle.
4. Any of various tapeworms of the genus Taenia, some of which infect humans.

[Latin, ribbon, tapeworm, from Greek tainiā; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈtiːnɪə) or


n, pl -niae (-nɪˌiː)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (in ancient Greece) a narrow fillet or headband for the hair
2. (Architecture) architect the fillet between the architrave and frieze of a Doric entablature
3. (Anatomy) anatomy any bandlike structure or part
4. (Animals) any tapeworm of the genus Taenia, such as T. soleum, a parasite of man that uses the pig as its intermediate host
[C16: via Latin from Greek tainia narrow strip; related to Greek teinein to stretch]


or te•ni•a

(ˈti ni ə)

n., pl. -ni•ae (-niˌi)
1. a ribbonlike anatomical structure, as certain bands of white nerve fibers in the brain.
[1555–65; < New Latin, Latin < Greek tainía band, ribbon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taenia - a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
headband - a band worn around or over the head; "the earphones were held in place by a headband"
2.taenia - tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host
cestode, tapeworm - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
genus Taenia - type genus of the family Taeniidae: tapeworms


n tenia, solitaria
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Johann Goeze is credited with the first correct description of Taenia [Latin, "flat band" or "ribbon"] saginata [Latin, "fed"], commonly known as the beef tapeworm, in 1782.
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Seven intestinal parasites; five helminths (Ascaris lumbricoides, Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, Hymenolepis nana and Taenia saginata) and two Protozoa (Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia) were reported in this study (Table I).
Lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid examination, ELISA for detection of anti Taenia solium and anti-mycobacterium antibodies in serum and cerebrospinal fluid were also done in all patients.
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