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1. fillet, taenia, tenia

a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband

2. taenia

tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host

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noun plural -niae (-nɪˌiː)
(in ancient Greece) a narrow fillet or headband for the hair
2. architecture
the fillet between the architrave and frieze of a Doric entablature
3. anatomy
any bandlike structure or part
any tapeworm of the genus Taenia, such as T. soleum, a parasite of humans that uses the pig as its intermediate host

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nounWord forms: plural ˈtaeniˌae (ˈtiniˌi ; tēˈnēēˌ)
an ancient Greek headband or fillet
2.  Anatomy
a ribbonlike part or structure, as of muscle or nerve tissue
3.  Architecture
a band between the frieze and the architrave of a Doric entablature
4.  Zoology
a tapeworm (esp. genus Taenia)

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see synonyms of taenia
n. pl. tae·ni·ae (-nē-ē) or tae·ni·as also te·ni·ae or tae·ni·as
1. A narrow band or ribbon for the hair that was worn in ancient Greece.
2. Architecture A band in the Doric order that separates the frieze from the architrave.
3. Anatomy A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle.
4. Any of various tapeworms of the genus Taenia, some of which infect humans.

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