metazoan

noun
meta·​zo·​an | \-ˈzō-ən \

Definition of metazoan 

: any of a group (Metazoa) that comprises all animals having the body composed of cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity lined with specialized cells

Other Words from metazoan

metazoan adjective

First Known Use of metazoan

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metazoan

New Latin Metazoa, from meta- + -zoa

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metazoan

noun
meta·​zo·​an | \-ˈzō-ən \

Medical Definition of metazoan 

: any of the animals that comprise the taxon Metazoa, that have the body when adult composed of numerous cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity lined with specialized cells, and that usually include the coelenterates and all higher animals but sometimes also include the sponges and mesozoans

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metazoan adjective

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