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; Coenurus larvae are found in members of the genus Multiceps.

Origin: G. Koinos, common, + oura, tail

(05 Mar 2000)

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