taenia: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tē'nē-u), [key]
— pl. -ni•ae
  1. a headband or fillet.
  2. (on a Doric entablature) a fillet or band separating the frieze from the architrave.
  3. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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