Metazoa


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Met•a•zo•a

(ˌmɛt əˈzoʊ ə)

n.
a zoological group comprising the multicellular animals.
[1870–75; < New Latin; see meta-, -zoa]
met`a•zo′an, adj., n.
met`a•zo′ic, met`a•zo′al, adj.
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Noun1.Metazoa - multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous systemMetazoa - multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous system
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
metazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
Cnidaria, Coelenterata, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata - hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
subkingdom - (biology) a taxonomic group comprising a major division of a kingdom
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2010), cocktail 3 (current work), and future applications of these primer design approaches to obtain standard 5' DNA barcodes from whiteflies that will be comparable across metazoa.
Until very recently integrin-mediated adhesion and signalling machinery was thought to be specific to Metazoa (animals) as they had not been identified in any other group and as their mmost important function binding to the proteins of the extracellular matrix is only possible in the metazoans.
The observable properties of conodont apparatus carry a variety of features permitting assignment of these higher taxa into different branches of Metazoa.
2009) found that the Placozoa are at the base of the metazoa, rather than the Porifera or sponges (Figure 1).
In The early evolution of Metazoa and the significance of problematic taxa.
Fifteen of these patients had metazoa in stool (Trichoris trichura 2, Ancylostoma duodenale 3 and Ascaria lumbricoidis 10) and the remaining 11 had protozoa (Giardia lamblia 7 and Entamoeba hystolytica cyst 4).
x] [+ or -] SD) Metazoa 98 Insecta (Formicidae) 2 Reptilia (Colubridae) 2 Trace Aves 34 4 [+ or -] 13 Cathartidae 34 4 [+ or -] 13 Meleagris gallipavo 2 Mammalia 98 96 [+ or -] 14 Odocoileus virginianus 42 30 [+ or -] 44 Procyon lotor 37 32 [+ or -] 45 Didelphis virginiana 18 17 [+ or -] 37 Mephitis mephitis 15 13 [+ or -] 33 Felis catus 3 2 [+ or -] 13 Scalopus aquaticus 2 0 Sciurus niger 2 2 [+ or -] 13 Sylvilagus floridanus 2 1 [+ or -] 6 Plantae 85 Poaceae 37 Unknown 29 Quercus leaves 15 Thatch 3 Juniperus virginiana 2 Leaf litter 2 Unidentified twig 2 Unidentified seeds 2 Non-biological material 11 Soil 6 Plastic 6 Polystyrene 2 Paper bag 2