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Taenia

 [te´ne-ah]
a genus of tapeworm. See figure at tapeworm.
Taenia sagina´ta a species 4 to 8 meters long, found in the adult form in the human intestine and in the larval state in muscles and other tissues of cattle and other ruminants; human infection usually results from eating inadequately cooked beef.
Taenia so´lium a species 2 to 4 meters long, found in the adult intestine of humans; the larval form most often is found in muscle and other tissues of the pig. Human infection results from eating inadequately cooked pork.

taenia

 [te´ne-ah]
1. a flat band or strip of soft tissue; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate various structures.
2. a tapeworm of the genus Taenia. Defs. 1 and 2 called also tenia.
taenia co´li any of the three thickened bands (tae´nia li´bera, tae´nia mesoco´lica, and tae´nia omenta´lis) formed by longitudinal fibers in the tunica muscularis of the large intestine, extending from the root of the vermiform appendix to the rectum.

te·ni·a

, pl.

te·ni·ae

(tē'nē-ă, tē'nē-ē),
1. Any anatomic bandlike structure.
2. Synonym(s): taenia (2)
[L. fr. G. tainia, band, tape, a tapeworm]

tenia

(tē′nē-ə)
n.
Variant of taenia.

te·ni·a

, pl. teniae (tē'nē-ă, -ē)
1. Any anatomic bandlike structure.
Compare: Taenia
2. Synonym(s): taenia (2) .
[L. fr. G. tainia, band, tape, a tapeworm]