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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]
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.