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tae·nia

n 1 a  also  te*nia  pl  taenias  also  tenias  :  TAPEWORM  b  cap  :  a genus of cyclophyllidean tapeworms that is the type of the family Taeniidae, that comprises forms usu. occurring as adults in the intestines of carnivores and as larvae in various ruminants, and that includes the beef tapeworm (T. saginata) and the pork tapeworm (T. solium) of humans  2  or  tenia  pl  tae*ni*ae  or  taenias  or  te*ni*ae  or  tenias  :  a band of nervous tissue or of muscle .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  DNA  do·nee  dyne   tan 

 
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