Definition of "tenuis" [ten•u•is]

  • Linguistics A voiceless stop. (noun)
  • Linguistics A voiceless unaspirated stop in ancient Greek. (noun)

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Use "tenuis" in a sentence
  • "Attraction of the land snail Anguispira alternata to fresh faeces of white-tailed deer: implications in the transmission of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis."
  • "Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (brainworm) is a nematode that infects the brain of the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)."
  • "They found that the snail Anguispira alternata was attracted to fresh deer feces whether or not they contained P. tenuis larvae, although the snails seemed to prefer larvae-free feces to those containing larvae."