Coenurus
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 gid. [1913 Webster]

Note: This bladder worm has on its surface numerous small heads, each of which, when swallowed by a dog, becomes a mature tapeworm in the dog's intestine. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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} …   Australian English dictionary

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