coenurus

/ (siːˈnjʊərəs) /

noun plural -ri (-raɪ)

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

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Word Origin for coenurus

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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