taenia definition

  • noun:
    • A narrow musical organization or ribbon for tresses that was worn in old Greece.
    • Architecture A band in Doric order that separates the frieze from architrave.
    • structure A ribbonlike musical organization of muscle or muscle mass.
    • A flatworm associated with genus Taenia, including numerous tapeworms.
    • A ribbon used in tresses in ancient Greece.
    • A band amongst the frieze and architrave in the Doric purchase.
    • Any ribbon-like musical organization of structure.
    • A tapeworm, and similar worms for the genus Taenia.
    • A genus of abdominal worms which includes the normal tapeworms of man. See tapeworm.
    • A band; a structural line; -- put on a number of bands and outlines of nervous matter in the brain.
    • The fillet, or musical organization, in the bottom of a Doric frieze, dividing it through the architrave.
    • In traditional archæol., a ribbon, musical organization, or head-band; a fillet.
    • In architecture, the fillet or musical organization regarding Doric architrave, which distinguishes it from the frieze.
    • In surgery, a long and thin ribbon used as a ligature.
    • In anatomy, a band or fillet: especially placed on several areas of the brain, distinguished by qualifying epithets.
    • In zoology: A tapeworm. [capitalized] the best genus of tapeworms, regarding the family Tæniidæ, previously extremely extensive, today restricted to species like T. solium, the normal tape of man. Also Cystotænia. See tapeworm.
    • a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
    • tapeworms parasitic in humans which utilizes the pig as its intermediate number

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