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Definition of Taenia

Taenia: In medicine, taenia is a genus (group) of large tapeworms some of which are parasitic in humans. In anatomy, taenia refers to a band or a structural line and applies to several bands and lines of nervous matter in the brain. In Latin, taenia means a ribbon or tape. Taenia is also spelled tenia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5704
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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