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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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