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Metazoa

 [met″ah-zo´ah]
the division of the animal kingdom that includes the multicellular animals, i.e., all animals except the Protozoa. adj., adj metazo´al, metazo´an.

Met·a·zo·a

(met'ă-zō'ă),
A subkingdom of the kingdom Animalia, including all multicellular animal organisms in which the cells are differentiated and form tissues; distinguished from the subkingdom Protozoa, or unicellular animal organisms.
[meta- + G. zōon, animal]

metazoa

A multicellular animal with a nervous system and tissues. The widely preferred term is “animal”.

Met·a·zo·a

(met'ă-zō'ă)
A subkingdom of the kingdom Animalia, including all multicellular animal organisms in which the cells are differentiated and form tissues; distinguished from the subkingdom Protozoa, or unicellular animal organisms.
[meta- + G. zōon, animal]

metazoa

All the members of the animal kingdom that consist of more than one cell. All animals more complex than the one-celled PROTOZOA.
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Metazoa kingdom showed 61 AA families concentrated in 38 clusters (Figure 1; Table S1 in Supplementary Material available online at https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4365715).
Fedonkin, "The Origin of the Metazoa in Light of the Proterozoic Fossil Record," Paleontological Research 7, no.
Fifteen of these patients had metazoa in stool (Trichoris trichura 2, Ancylostoma duodenale 3 and Ascaria lumbricoidis 10) and the remaining 11 had protozoa (Giardia lamblia 7 and Entamoeba hystolytica cyst 4).
Esto es especialmente cierto en el caso de la exposicion origen y clasificacion del reino Metazoa asi como de los principios de cladistica.
The handbook covers the various types of microorganisms used in treating wastewater, such as bacteria, protozoa, metazoa, algae, and fungus, and examines their specialized functions in the treatment process.
Planktonic protozoa and metazoa: predation, food quality and population control.
Cesari Marchetti argues that language constitutes the basis for the creation of a new order of hypercyclic structures, surpassing the level of cells and metazoa, in which words acquire interactive functions that proteins, hormones, and nervous systems perform at lower levels' (Balch, 1989).
The mats, similar to others found in the Neoproterozoic fossil record, also provide "safe" habitats (protection against both extreme cold and ultraviolet radiation) for other organisms including bacteria, protists, and metazoa.
ANIMALIA 1,320,000 MESOZOA METAZOA 1,320,000 Porifera (sponges) 10,000 Cnidaria (hydras, jellyfish, corals, etc) 10,000 Platyhelminthes (flatworms) 20,000 Nematoda (roundworms) 25,000 Echinodermata (sea uchins, etc.) 6,000 Choradata (fish, birds, mammals, etc.) 45,000 Arthrododa (crabs, spiders, insects, etc) 1,085,000 Mollusca (snails, squids, etc) 12,000 Annelida (segmented worms) 12,000
Early embryonic development in metazoa is characterized by cascades of gene expression that initially define the dorsoventral and anteroposterior axes.
Molds, molecules, and metazoa. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.