Origin of metazoanfrom Modern Latin Metazoa ( from meta- + -zoa) + -an
Origin of metazoanFrom New Latin Metazōa kingdom name meta- -zōa pl. of -zōon animal ; see -zoon .
- met′a·zo′al met′a·zo′an
- Any of the animals belonging to the subkingdom Metazoa, having a body made up of differentiated cells arranged in tissues and organs. All multicellular animals besides sponges are metazoans.
- A multicellular animal. No longer in scientific use.
Metazoa +"Ž -an
metazoan - Medical Definition
- met′a·zo′al met′a·zo′an (met′a·zo′ic)