AskDefine | Define taenia

Dictionary Definition



1 a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband [syn: tenia, fillet]
2 tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host [also: taeniae (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Taenia




  1. a ribbon worn in the hair in ancient Greece
  2. a band between the frieze and architrave in the Doric order
  3. any ribbon-like band of tissue
  4. a tapeworm, and similar worms of the genus Taenia

Alternative spellings

Extensive Definition

Taenia (Latin for "flat band") can refer to:
taenia in German: Taenia
taenia in Dutch: Taenia
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1