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Pronunciation: te'ne-a


  1. A coiled bandlike anatomic structure.
  2. Common name for a tapeworm, especially of the genus Taenia.

See: tenia1

Synonym(s): tenia2

[L., fr. G. tainia, band, tape, a tapeworm]

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