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Meaning of TAENIA

Pronunciation:  'teeneeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host
  2. [n]  a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
 

TAENIA is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: fillet, tenia
 
 See Also: cestode, genus Taenia, headband, tapeworm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\T[ae]"ni*a\, n.; pl. {T[ae]ni[ae]}. [L., a ribbon, a
tapeworm.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of intestinal worms which includes the
   common tapeworms of man. See {Tapeworm}.

2. (Anat.) A band; a structural line; -- applied to several
   bands and lines of nervous matter in the brain.

3. (Arch.) The fillet, or band, at the bottom of a Doric
   frieze, separating it from the architrave.

 

 

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