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- n. The chitinous fibre forming the spiral thread of the tracheae of insects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chitinous fiber forming the spiral thread of the tracheæ of insects. See Illust. of trachea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the chitinous fillets or bands which form either a part or the whole of the spiral thread surrounding the tracheæ of insects.
Diminutive from Latin taenia a ribbon. (Wiktionary)