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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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Keppie, "Cambrian Origin of All Skeletonized Metazoan Phyla--Discovery of Earth's Oldest Bryozoans (Upper Cambrian, Southern Mexico)," Geology 38 (2010): 547-50.
In this context, a diversity of protozoan and metazoan species has been reported in these hosts (both wildlife and captive) in tropical and subtropical countries [5-11].
Survival of metazoan organisms is dependent upon their ability to generate energy through the process of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation.
A checklist of metazoan parasites of fish from Tres Palos lagoon, Guerrero, Mexico.
Therefore, in systems of intensive culture, problems of infections caused by protozoan and metazoan are quite frequent.
One, argued by Xiao and others, is that the fossils are of metazoan embryos.
As well as being of paleogeographic significance, the Mount Cap fossils have provided a unique view of early metazoan evolution via their (exceptional) preservation of micro-anatomy, and yield both key data points and an important new paleontological search image.
During apoptoic cell death process, phosphatidylserine is translocated from the inner side to the outer layer of the plasma membrane in metazoan and unicellular cells.
concatenated analysis sheds light on early metazoan evolution and fuels a modern "Urmetazoon" hypothesis.
Recent progress in immunology is shedding light on the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the initiation and maintenance of T lymphocyte responses, which protect the host from infections from viruses, intracellular bacteria, and metazoan parasites, as well as from tumors.
longbeachae to infect protozoan and metazoan hosts allows for long-term contamination of environmental sites (26).