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Amoebotaenia

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Amoebotaenia

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 is developed in earthworms.

Origin: amoeb-_ L. Fr. G. Tainia, band, tape, a tapeworm