mesozoan

noun
me·​so·​zo·​an | \ -ˈzō-ən How to pronounce mesozoan (audio) \

Medical Definition of mesozoan

: any of the animals that comprise the taxon Mesozoa, that includes small wormlike parasitic forms with an outer layer of somatic cells and an inner mass of reproductive cells, and that are often regarded as intermediate in organization between the protozoans and the metazoans although they may be degenerate descendants of more highly organized forms

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“Mesozoan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mesozoan. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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