Tae"ni*a (?), n.; pl. Taeniae (#). [L., a ribbon, a tapeworm.]

1. Zool.

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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