Ce*nu"rus (?), n. [NL. fr. Gr. + tail.] Zool.

The larval stage of a tapeworm (Taenia cenurus) which forms bladderlike sacs in the brain of sheep, causing the fatal disease known as water brain, vertigo, staggers or gid.

⇒ 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.


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