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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.
On morphological examination, cyst was identified as coenurus cyst.
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).
brauni is called coenurosis because the larvae are called coenurus in these species.
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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.
Coenurus cerebralis is the larval form of Taenia multiceps which lives in small intestines of carnivores (Christodoulopoulos, 2007).
Involvement of brain may produce nervous symptoms like 'gid' caused by Coenurus cerebralis and thus oestrosis is also referred as 'false gid' (Soulsby, 1992; Sharma et al.
Coenurus cysts with multiple scolices recorded from brain and spinal cord of sheep and goat have been identified as Coenurus cerebralis, while those from connective tissues and visceral organs are considered as C.
Coenurus gaigeri were known to occur in domestic and wild animals in India (Varma et al.