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Definition of "taenia" [tæ•ni•a]

  • A narrow band or ribbon for the hair that was worn in ancient Greece. (noun)
  • Architecture A band in the Doric order that separates the frieze from the architrave. (noun)
  • Anatomy A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle. (noun)
  • A flatworm of the genus Taenia, which includes many tapeworms. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "taenia" in a sentence
  • "When contacted, Prof Atul Agarwal of CSMMU's neurology department said, NCC is caused by a tape worm called taenia solium."
  • "Apres tu t'changes en taenia géant et tu dois te faire tuer par des survivants d'un naufrage!!"
  • "Windward coast, who as strict Moslem will not drink fermented liquors, hold a cup of rum to be the sovereignest thing in the world for taenia."