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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.
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(Animals) any multicellular animal of the group Metazoa: includes all animals except sponges
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Metazoa
[C19: from New Latin Metazoa; see meta-, -zoa]
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A multicellular animal, especially one having a body made up of many cells arranged in tissues and organs.
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|Noun||1.||metazoan - 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
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n → Metazoon nt (spec), → Vielzeller m
adj → vielzellig, metazoisch (spec)
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