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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Coenurus  \C[oe]*nu"rus\,  n.  [NL.  fr  Gr  ?  +  ?  tail.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  larval  stage  of  a  tapeworm  ({T[ae]nia  c[oe]nurus})  which 
  forms  bladderlike  sacs  in  the  brain  of  sheep,  causing  the 
  fatal  disease  known  as  water  brain,  vertigo,  staggers  or  gid. 
  Note:  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.