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 (sĭ-no͝or′əs, -nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. coe·nu·ri (-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.

[New Latin coenūrus, having a common tail (from the fact that the larva has many heads) : coen(o)- + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -ri (-raɪ)
(Animals) an encysted larval form of the tapeworm Multiceps, containing many encapsulated heads. In sheep it can cause the gid, and when eaten by dogs it develops into several adult forms
[C19: from New Latin, from coeno- + Greek oura tail, literally: common tail, referring to the single body with its many heads]
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Clinicopathologic observations on Coenurus cerebralis in naturally infected sheep.
Coenurus cerebralis has been reported from most of the countries with developed sheep industry except Americas, Australia and New Zealand (Schuster et al.
Gid (Taenia multiceps) | The larvae of this worm invade the central nervous system, where they become known as Coenurus cerebralis.
A cenurose e uma doenca parasitaria cosmopolita e comum em ovinos (SHARMA & CHAUHAN, 2006) causada pela forma larval de Taenia (Multiceps) multiceps, denominada de Coenurus cerebralis (INNES & SAUNDERS, 1962).
The larval stage may have a different name then the adult such as Coenurus cerebralis (the larval stage of Ta.
Laboratory investigation confirmed it as a Coenurus cerebralis cyst.
Gid (coenurosis) is caused by the larval stage of the canine tapeworm Taenia multiceps, which is called coenurus cerebralis.