nounWord forms: plural ˈtaeniˌae (ˈtiniˌi
1. 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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