- A genus of small intestinal tapeworms of birds, seldom possessing more than 30 segments. A. cuneata (A. sphenoides) is a species common in domestic fowl; its cysticercoid is developed in earthworms. [amoeb- + L. fr. G. tainia, band, tape, a tapeworm]
* * *Amoe·bo·tae·nia ə-.mē-(.)bō-'tē-nē-ə n a genus of tapeworms (family Dilepididae) parasitic in the intestines of poultry
* * *Amoe·bo·tae·nia (ə-me″bo-teґne-ə) a genus of tapeworms of the family Dipylidiidae. A. cuneaґta is found in the intestines of fowls and causes hemorrhagic enteritis.
Medical dictionary. 2011.