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Former generic name, now used to designate larval forms of taenioid cestodes in which a bladder is formed with a number of invaginated scoleces developing within; distinguished from a hydatid cyst by the absence of free-floating daughter cyst colonies budded off within the bladder; C. larvae are found in members of the genus Multiceps.
[G. koinos, common, + oura, tail]
Coenurus/Coe·nu·rus/ (se-nu´rus) a genus of tapeworm larvae, including C. cerebra´lis, the larva of Multiceps multiceps, which causes coenurosis.
coenurus/coe·nu·rus/ (se-nu´rus) the larval stage of tapeworms of the genus Multiceps, a semitransparent, fluid-filled, bladderlike organism that contains multiple scoleces attached to the inner surface of its wall and that does not form brood capsules. It develops in various parts of the host body, especially in the central nervous system.
n. pl. coe·nuri (-no͝or′ī′, -nyo͝or′ī′)
The parasitic larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia multiceps that consists of a cyst in which the scolex develops and that infects the central nervous system of vertebrates, including ruminants and canids.
a metacestode, a larval stage (metacestode) of a tapeworm belonging to the genus Taenia (Multiceps).
metacestode of Taenia multiceps found in the brain and spinal cord of sheep, but in other organs of goats. See also coenurosis.
metacestode of the tapeworm Taenia serialis of dogs and foxes found in the subcutaneous tissues and muscles of the intermediate host, a lagomorph.