Definition of metazoan in English:

metazoan

Syllabification: met·a·zo·an
Pronunciation: /ˌmetəˈzōən
 
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Zoology

noun

  • An animal of the Metazoa division.
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    • Sponges and diploblasts (cnidarians and ctenophores) are basal to the triploblastic metazoans.
    • Conflicting evidence on the position of brachiopods in metazoan phylogeny exists.
    • It even remained unclear if Porifera share one common ancestor with other metazoan phyla.

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  • Relating to or denoting metazoans.
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    • They remain the most mysterious parts of metazoan history.
    • Dashed lines represent an amalgam of three conservative estimates of the inferred metazoan phylogeny.
    • Conflicting evidence on the position of brachiopods in metazoan phylogeny exists.

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