Latin ribbon, tapewormfrom Greek tainiāten- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latintaenia, from Ancient Greek ταινία (tainia, “ribbon, tape").
Ancient Greek ταινία (tainia, “band,ribbon")
Taenia Sentence Examples
Taenia echinococcus has only three, Echinobothrium four, Bothriocephalus three thousand.
Of all parasites the one which by its mere presence is the most dangerous is the larva of Taenia echinococcus.
The tapeworm, Taenia saginata, throws off eleven proglottides a day during its mature stage, and if this rate of increase were maintained for a year the total weight of its progeny would be about 550 grammes.
Comparatively uncommon in Western Europe, the Taenia saginata is common in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
The tapeworm most frequently found in man in Western Europe is the Taenia solium, which is constant wherever pork is consumed, and is more common in parts where raw or imperfectly cooked pork is eaten.