Coenurus

Coenurus
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]
- C. cerebralis the c. larvae of the tapeworm Multiceps multiceps, found in the brain and spinal cord of sheep, goats, and other ruminants (a few have been recorded in humans); adults are found in the intestine of dogs, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
- C. serialis the c. larvae of the tapeworm Multiceps serialis, found in subcutaneous and intramuscular tissues of rabbits and hares (a few have been recorded in humans); adult worms are found in the intestine of dogs, foxes, and jackals.

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coe·nu·rus sə-'n(y)u̇r-əs, sē- n, pl -nu·ri -'n(y)u̇(ə)r-.ī a complex tapeworm larva growing interstitially in vertebrate tissues and consisting of a large fluid-filled sac from the inner wall of which numerous scolices develop see GID, MULTICEPS

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Coe·nu·rus (se-nuґrəs) [Gr. koinos common + oura tail] a genus of tapeworm larvae consisting of semitransparent fluid-filled organisms that contain multiple scoleces attached to the inner surface of the cavity wall; they do not form brood capsules. C. cerebraґlis, the larva of Taenia multiceps, is found in the brains of ruminants and occasionally humans.

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  • Coenurus — C[oe]*nu rus, n. [NL. fr. Gr. koino s common + o yra tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larval stage of a tapeworm ({T[ae]nia c[oe]nurus}) which forms bladderlike sacs in the brain of sheep, causing the fatal disease known as water brain, vertigo, staggers or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coenurus — Coenurus, Art Wurm, so v.w. Queese …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coenūrus — Coenūrus, s. Drehwurm …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • coenurus — [si noor′əs, sinyoor′əs] n. pl. coenuri [si noor′ī΄, si nyoorī΄] 〚ModL, lit., common tail /span> COEN(O) + Gr oura, tail: so called in allusion to the single body with many heads〛 the compound larva of any of certain tapeworms causing any of… …   Universalium

  • coenurus — [si noor′əs, sinyoor′əs] n. pl. coenuri [si noor′ī΄, si nyoorī΄] [ModL, lit., common tail < COEN(O) + Gr oura, tail: so called in allusion to the single body with many heads] the compound larva of any of certain tapeworms causing any of… …   English World dictionary

  • coenurus — n. [Gr. koinos, common; oura, tail] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A metacestode in the family Taeniidae, in which scolices bud from an internal germinative membrane inside a bladderlike sac; see cysticercus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coenurus — noun The parasitic larval stage of tapeworms; they infest herbivores …   Wiktionary

  • coenurus — n. larva of a certain type of tapeworm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coenurus — coe·nu·rus …   English syllables

  • coenurus — /siˈnjʊərəs/ (say see nyoouhruhs) noun the larva of a tapeworm of the genus Multiceps, in which a number of heads (scoleces) form in the cyst. One species causes gid in sheep. {New Latin, from coen(o) + Greek oura tail} …  

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