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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 tracheƦ 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 tracheƦ of insects.


Diminutive from Latin taenia a ribbon. (Wiktionary)


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