A genus of small intestinal tapeworms of birds, seldom possessing more than 30 segments. Amoebotaenia cuneata (Amoebotaenia sphenoides) is a species common in domestic fowl; its cysticercoid form is developed in earthworms.
[amoeb- + L. fr. G. tainia, band, tape, a tapeworm]
a genus of tapeworms of the family Dilepididae.
a tapeworm of poultry. Heavy infestations cause a hemorrhagic enteritis. Chronic infections cause wasting and reduced growth rate.
see Amoebotaenia cuneata (above).