coenurus


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coe·nu·rus

 (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.]

coenurus

(siːˈnjʊərəs)
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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Gid (Taenia multiceps) | The larvae of this worm invade the central nervous system, where they become known as Coenurus cerebralis.
Gid (coenurosis) is caused by the larval stage of the canine tapeworm Taenia multiceps, which is called coenurus cerebralis.