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n. pl. ten·u·es (-yo͞o-ēz′) Linguistics
1. A voiceless stop.
2. A voiceless unaspirated stop in ancient Greek.

[New Latin (translation of Greek psīlos), from Latin, thin; see tenuous.]
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n, pl tenues (ˈtɛnjʊˌiːz)
(Grammar) (in the grammar of classical Greek) any of the voiceless stops as represented by kappa, pi, or tau (k, p, t)
[C17: from Latin: thin]
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(ˈtɛn yu ɪs)

n., pl. -u•es (-yuˌiz)
an unaspirated voiceless stop, esp. in ancient Greek.
[1640–50; < Latin: thin, fine, slender]
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Among the finding was the presence of meningeal brainworms (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) in a fourth to a third of the moose carcasses.
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