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taenia Tweet Definition of taenia Like Definition of taenia on Facebook
noun
  1. a ribbon worn in the hair in ancient Greece
  1. (architecture) a band between the frieze and architrave in the Doric order
  2. (anatomy) any ribbon-like band of tissue
  3. (biology) a tapeworm, and similar worms of the genus Taenia
tapeworm Tweet Definition of tapeworm Like Definition of tapeworm on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of parasite, parasitical worm which infests the intestines of both animals and humans.
tarantula Tweet Definition of tarantula Like Definition of tarantula on Facebook
noun (plural: tarantulae)
  1. A species of wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula.
  2. A "true tarantula", consisting of large, hairy spiders comprising the family Theraphosidae.
  3. A member of several other groups of spiders, generally characterized by large size, hairiness, or close relation to family Theraphosidae.
Triton Tweet Definition of Triton Like Definition of Triton on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) a god of the sea, son of Poseidon
  2. (astronomy) the seventh moon of Neptune
turbinate Tweet Definition of turbinate Like Definition of turbinate on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A turbinal or turbinate bone.
adjective
  1. Shaped or spinning like a top.
  2. In the shape of a coil.
  3. (zoology) Spiral and decreasing sharply in diameter from base to apex. Used especially of shells.
  4. (anatomy) Of, or relating to, the turbinate bone.

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