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met·a·zo·an

 (mĕt′ə-zō′ən)
n.
Any of numerous heterotrophic eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Metazoa, characteristically having a multicellular body with cells differentiated into tissues; an animal.

[From New Latin Metazōa, kingdom name : meta- + -zōa, pl. of -zōon, animal; see -zoon.]

met′a·zo′al, met′a·zo′an (met′a·zo′ic) adj.

metazoan

(ˌmɛtəˈzəʊən)
n
(Animals) any multicellular animal of the group Metazoa: includes all animals except sponges
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Metazoa
[C19: from New Latin Metazoa; see meta-, -zoa]

met·a·zo·an

(mĕt′ə-zō′ən)
A multicellular animal, especially one having a body made up of many cells arranged in tissues and organs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoametazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Metazoa, subkingdom Metazoa - multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous system
Translations

metazoan

nMetazoon nt (spec), → Vielzeller m
adjvielzellig, metazoisch (spec)
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