Amoebotaenia

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Amoebotaenia

(ă-mē'bō-tē'nē-ă),
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]

Amoebotaenia

a genus of tapeworms of the family Dilepididae.

Amoebotaenia cuneata
a tapeworm of poultry. Heavy infestations cause a hemorrhagic enteritis. Chronic infections cause wasting and reduced growth rate.
Amoebotaenia sphenoides
see Amoebotaenia cuneata (above).
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