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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.]
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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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