Coenurus cerebralis


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Coe·nu·rus ce·re·bra·'lis

the coenurus larvae of the tapeworm Multiceps multiceps, found in the brain and spinal cord of sheep, goats, and other ruminants (a few have also been recorded in humans); adults are found in the intestine of dogs, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.

Coenurus

a metacestode, a larval stage (metacestode) of a tapeworm belonging to the genus Taenia (Multiceps).

Coenurus cerebralis
metacestode of Taenia multiceps found in the brain and spinal cord of sheep, but in other organs of goats. See also coenurosis.
Coenurus serialis
metacestode of the tapeworm Taenia serialis of dogs and foxes found in the subcutaneous tissues and muscles of the intermediate host, a lagomorph.