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Coenurus

(sē-nū'rŭs),
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

(sĭ-no͝or′əs, -nyo͝or′-)
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.
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Coenuri are most frequently found in the CNS, subcutaneous tissue, and eye.
Prevalence, predilection sites and pathological findings of Taenia multiceps coenuri in slaughtered goats from southeast Iran.
The coenuri in the brain and spinal cord of sheep and goat have been identified as C.