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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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* Cerebellar Cysticercosis Caused by Larval Taenia crassiceps Tapeworm in Immunocompetent Woman, Germany
In a murine model of Taenia crassiceps infection, TH1 response has been referred as a generator of a non-permissive environment for the development of metacestodes (Terrazas et al., 1999).
Frequency of serum anti-cysticercus antibodies in the population of a rural Brazilian community (Cassia dos Coqueiros, SP) determined by ELISA and immunoblotting using Taenia crassiceps antigens.
In a previous work the purification and general kinetic properties of TGR from the larval stage (cysticerci) of Taenia crassiceps were reported [14].
Kuhn, "The systemic immune response of BALB/c mice infected with larval Taenia crassiceps is a mixed Th1/Th2-type response," Parasitology, vol.
En el caso de las infecciones por Taenia crassiceps se ha postulado que, la diferencia en susceptibilidad para cisticercoides murido esta asociado con factores geneticos y sexuales, encontrando que el raton hembra es mas susceptible en los estados iniciales de la infeccion, mientras en infecciones avanzadas la susceptibilidad de ambos sexos es similar [13], identificandose como relevante el papel directo de la respuesta inmunologica del hospedador, en la diferencia de la susceptibilidad entre ambos sexos.
Taenia crassiceps infection and its excreted/secreted products inhibit STAT1 activation in response to IFN-?
Previously, we have shown that infection with the cestode Taenia crassiceps significantly decreases hyperglycemia, insulitis and, consequently, the incidence of T1D in mice treated with MLD-STZ.
(15.) Garcia-Montoya GM, Mesa-Arango JA, Isaza-Agudelo JP Agudelo-Lopez SP Cabarcas F Barrera LF Alzate JF Transcriptome profiling of the cysticercus stage of the laboratory model Taenia crassiceps, strain ORF Acta Trop.
Los extractos antigenicos fueron obtenidos del fluido vesicular del metacestode de Taenia crassiceps tal cual lo describen otros autores (44).
Kamiya, "Establishment, development and fecundity of Taenia crassiceps in the intestine of prednisolone-treated Mongolian gerbils and inbred mice," Journal of Helminthology, vol.
For example, the platyhelminth tapeworm Taenia crassiceps affects the serum concentration of steroid hormones and the reproductive behavior of its male mouse host (Romano et al., 2003).