Coenurus

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Coenurus

 

a variant of the cyst stage in the development of tapeworms. The coenurus has numerous heads, which are twisted into the cavity of the cyst. The coenuri of 31 species of the genus Multiceps have been described. That of Multiceps skrjabini may reach 35 cm in diameter. The cysticercus of this type, with a diameter up to 10 cm, is characteristic of Multiceps multiceps, which in its adult state parasitizes the intestinal tract of dogs and other canines and in the coenurus stage parasitizes the brains of sheep and occasionally of cattle, horses, and humans. Coenuri cause diseases known as coenuroses.

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