plural noun
Para·​zoa | \ ˌparəˈzōə\

Definition of Parazoa

: a group of invertebrate animals coextensive with Porifera and comprising multicellular forms that are essentially comparable to a gastrula in organization — compare metazoa, protozoa

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History and Etymology for Parazoa

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + -zoa

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to boil down or concentrate

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