Definition of Metazoan

1. Noun. Any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges.

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Group relationships: Metazoa, Subkingdom Metazoa



Definition of Metazoan

1. n. One of the Metazoa.

Definition of Metazoan

1. Noun. (zoology) Any animal that undergoes development from an embryo stage with three tissue layers, namely the ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. The term applies to all animals except the sponges. ¹

2. Adjective. Having to do with animals that develop from an embryo with three tissue layers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Metazoan

1. any of a major division of multicellular animals [n -S] : METAZOAL, METAZOIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Metazoan

1. One of the Metazoa. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Metazoan

metavivianite
metavoltine
metaxalone
metaxylem
metaxylems
metaxylene
metaxylenes
metayage
metayages
metayer
metayers
metazellerite
metazeunerite
metazoa
metazoal
metazoan (current term)
metazoans
metazocine
metazoic
metazoon
metazoonosis
metazoons
metcast
metcasts
mete
mete out
metecorn
meted
meted out
metelimumab

Literary usage of Metazoan

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"D. Diseases due to metazoan Parasites (Internal Parasites} Of the animal parasites which infect the body (non-microscopic), (1) the tapeworms or cestodes, ..."

2. Organic Dependence and Disease: Their Origin and Significance by John Mason Clarke (1921)
"... there is very rarely any evidence that one crosses another or even touches its neighbors. THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN PROTOZOAN AND metazoan PARASITISM Fig. ..."

3. The Journal of Economic Biology by Walter Edward Collinge, A. H. Reginald Buller, George Herbert Carpenter, Robert Newstead, Arthur Everett Shipley (1906)
"THE EFFECTS OF metazoan PARASITES ON THEIR HOSTS. Bv AE SHIPLEY, MA, FRS, Fellow and Tutor of Christ's ..."

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