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ˈti ni ə; -niˌitae·ni·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taenia, tenia, filletnoun

    a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband

  2. taenianoun

    tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host


  1. taenianoun

    A ribbon worn in the hair in ancient Greece.

  2. taenianoun

    A band between the frieze and architrave in the Doric order.

  3. taenianoun

    Any ribbon-like band of tissue.

  4. taenianoun

    A tapeworm, and similar worms of the genus Taenia.


  1. taenia

    Taenia is a genus of flatworms, classified under the class Cestoda, commonly known as tapeworms. These parasites live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. Infections involving taenia are known as taeniasis. Two of the most common species that affect humans are Taenia solium (from pork) and Taenia saginata (from beef).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taenianoun

    a genus of intestinal worms which includes the common tapeworms of man. See Tapeworm

  2. Taenianoun

    a band; a structural line; -- applied to several bands and lines of nervous matter in the brain

  3. Taenianoun

    the fillet, or band, at the bottom of a Doric frieze, separating it from the architrave


  1. Taenia

    Taenia is a genus of tapeworm that includes some important parasites of livestock. Members of the genus are responsible for taeniasis and cysticercosis in humans. There are more than 100 species recorded. They are morphologically characterized by a ribbon-like body composed of a series of segments called proglottids; hence the name Taenia. The anterior end of the body is the scolex. Not all members of the genus Taenia have an armed scolex, for example, Taenia saginata has an unarmed scolex, while Taenia solium has an armed scolex. Proglottids have central ovary, with a vitellarium posterior to it. As in all cyclophyllid cestodes, there is genital pore on the side of the proglottid. Eggs are released when proglottid deteriorates, and so a uterine pore is unnecessary.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Taenia

    A genus of large tapeworms.


  1. Taenia

    a broad longitudinal stripe.

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  1. aetian

  2. antiae

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taenia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taenia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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