Denoting members of the genus Taenia.

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tae·ni·oid 'tē-nē-.ȯid adj resembling or related to the family Taeniidae

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  • Taenioid — T[ae] ni*oid, a. [T[ae]nia + oid.] 1. Ribbonlike; shaped like a ribbon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Like or pertaining to T[ae]nia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • taenioid — of a ribbon like shape Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • taenioid — tae·ni·oid …   English syllables

  • taenioid — ˈtēnēˌȯid adjective Etymology: taen + oid : resembling or related to the Taeniidae * * * taeˈniate or taeˈnioid adjective Like a ribbon or a tapeworm • • • Main Entry: ↑taenia …   Useful english dictionary

  • hooklets — 1. Clawlike, retractile chitinous hooks that encircle or line the rostellum of the scolex of certain taenioid tapeworms for attachment to the intestinal mucosa, with the additional aid of suckers; the h. can be withdrawn and the rostellum… …   Medical dictionary

  • Anoplocephala — A genus of large tapeworms (family Anoplocephalidae) with strong linear segmentation, numerous scattered testes, and eggs with a pyriform apparatus; they are parasitic in herbivores, with terrestrial mites serving as intermediate hosts. [G.… …   Medical dictionary

  • cercomer — The caudal appendage of a larval cestode, the procercoid stage of pseudophyllid cestodes; it may also be found on the cysticercoid larvae of taenioid cestodes, as well as in many of the hymenolepidids ( e.g., Hymenolepis nana). This appendage… …   Medical dictionary

  • Coenurus — Former generic name, now used to designate larval forms of taenioid cestodes in which a bladder is formed with a number of invaginated scoleces developing within; distinguished from a hydatid cyst by the absence of free floating daughter cyst… …   Medical dictionary

  • cyclozoonosis — A zoonosis that requires more than one vertebrate host (but no invertebrate) for completion of the life cycle; e.g., various taenioid cestodes such as Taenia saginata and T. solium in which humans are an obligatory host; hydatid disease, a c. in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cysticercus — Originally described as a genus of bladderworms, now known to be the encysted larvae of various taenioid tapeworms; the generic name is, however, retained as a convenience in referring to the larval encysted forms. See c.. SYN: bladderworm. [G.… …   Medical dictionary

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