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]
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.