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taenia

Noun

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)]

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Pronunciation

Noun

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

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Extensive Definition

Taenia (Latin for "flat band") can refer to:
taenia in German: Taenia
taenia in Dutch: Taenia
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