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

metazoan

adjective

Origin and Etymology of metazoan

New Latin Metazoa, from meta- + -zoa


Medical Dictionary

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

metazoan

adjective

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