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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

/te·nia/ (te´ne-ah) pl. te´niae   taenia.

tenia

(tē′nē-ə)
n.
Variant of taenia.

tenia

[tē′nē·ə]
1 any anatomical bandlike structure, such as a band of muscle fibers.
2 a bandage or tape.

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]

tenia

pl. teniae [L.] a flat band or strip of soft tissue. A concentration of external longitudinal muscle and elastic fibers, e.g. on the large intestine of horses, pigs and some other species, dividing it into two to five longitudinal segments which are divided further into transient haustra or pockets. See tenia ceci (below).

tenia ceci
one of the four longitudinal muscular bands on the external surface of the cecum of some species, such as the horse, pig and rabbit, that puckers the tract into haustra.
tenia coli
the bands on the surface of the colon of some species. In the horse the thickened bands (tenia libera, tenia mesocolica and tenia omentalis) formed by longitudinal fibers in the tunica muscularis of the colon, the number varying from one to four.