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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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Their topics include similarity searching using BLAST, estimating maximum likelihood phylogenies with PhyML, predicting genetic code for metazoan mitochondria with GenDecoder, and analyzing DNA sequence polymorphism using DnaSP.
The < 10 [micron]m fraction was assumed to contain mainly HNF, the < 30 [micron]m fraction was assumed to contain HNF and ciliates, while the < 200 [micron]m fraction was assumed to contain HNF, ciliates and also metazoan microzooplankton like rotifers and copepod nauplii.
A ~700-bp region of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) was then amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using the universal metazoan primers, LCO1490 and HCO2198 (Folmer et al.
Community structure of metazoan parasites of the yellow Cururu toad, Bufo ictericus (Anura, Bufonidae) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
They showed a dramatic community shift from predominantly metazoan composition prior to the DWHOS to communities dominated by fungal taxa after the spill (Bik et al.
They address dioxin response elements and regulation of gene transcription, functional interactions with other receptors, epigenetic mechanisms, toxicity in laboratory animals, immune regulation, effects of dioxins on teeth and bone, adverse health outcomes in humans, toxicological risk assessment, AHR-active compounds in the human diet, structural and functional diversification of AHRs during metazoan evolution, the role of AHR in various body systems and in control of cell cycle and apoptosis, the circadian clock, and other topics.
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Austrian researchers, investigating the causes for cancer, have identified the oncogene myc in a fresh water polyp and demonstrated that this oncogene has similar biochemical functions in ancestral metazoan and humans.
Also of interest will be a trend in the maximum, in other words, in the complexity of the most complex metazoan.
Endosymbionts observed on histological examination included Rickettsia-like organisms (RLOs) in the ctenidia (n = 246); an unidentified metazoan parasite in the siphon epithelium (n = 220); and microsporidia-like species in the intestine (n = 103), siphon muscle (n = 28), and ova (a Steinhausia-Wke parasite; n = 99).
In conclusion, this study shows how a combination of morphology, development, and physiology contributes to an understanding of the biological construction of a complex and elegant gravity receptor organ in an early (or the first) metazoan.