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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: te'ne-a-ring'kus


A genus established for the Taenia species having a rudimentary rostellum but lacking the rostellar hooklets typical of Taenia. The best known example is Taeniarhynchus saginatus, but the older name, Taenia saginata, is more commonly used.

[G. tainia, band, + rhynchos, snout]

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