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Coenurus

Pronunciation: se-nu'rus

Definition: 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]

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