Metazoa

[ met-uh-zoh-uh ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈzoʊ ə /

noun

a zoological group comprising the multicellular animals.

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Origin of Metazoa

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at meta-, -zoa

OTHER WORDS FROM Metazoa

met·a·zo·an, adjective, nounmet·a·zo·ic, met·a·zo·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for metazoa

Metazoa
[ mĕt′ə-zōə ]

n.

A subdivision of the animal kingdom that includes all multicellular animal organisms having cells that are differentiated and form tissues and organs.

Other words from Metazoa

met′a•zoan adj. n.
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