metazoea

noun
met·​a·​zoea
variants: or less commonly metazoaea \ ¦⸗⸗+ \

Definition of metazoea

: a larva of various higher crustaceans intermediate between the zoea and the megalops

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History and Etymology for metazoea

New Latin, from meta- + zoea or zoaea

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“Metazoea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metazoea. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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