from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A narrow band or ribbon for the hair that was worn in ancient Greece.
- n. Architecture A band in the Doric order that separates the frieze from the architrave.
- n. Anatomy A ribbonlike band of tissue or muscle.
- n. A flatworm of the genus Taenia, which includes many tapeworms.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ribbon worn in the hair in ancient Greece.
- n. A band between the frieze and architrave in the Doric order.
- n. Any ribbon-like band of tissue.
- n. A tapeworm, and similar worms of the genus Taenia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of intestinal worms which includes the common tapeworms of man. See tapeworm.
- n. A band; a structural line; -- applied to several bands and lines of nervous matter in the brain.
- n. The fillet, or band, at the bottom of a Doric frieze, separating it from the architrave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical archæol., a ribbon, band, or head-band; a fillet.
- n. In architecture, the fillet or band on the Doric architrave, which separates it from the frieze.
- n. In surgery, a long and narrow ribbon used as a ligature.
- n. In anatomy, a band or fillet: specifically applied to several parts of the brain, distinguished by qualifying epithets.
- n. In zoology: A tapeworm. [capitalized] The leading genus of tapeworms, of the family Tæniidæ, formerly very comprehensive, now restricted to species like T. solium, the common tape of man. Also Cystotænia. See tapeworm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a narrow headband or strip of ribbon worn as a headband
- n. tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host
Latin, ribbon, tapeworm, from Greek tainiā.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)