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Pronunciation: ă-mē′bō-tē′nē-ă

Definition: 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]

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