1. any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
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How To Use metazoan In A Sentence

  • They are just the simplest, barest kind of metazoan we can find now. Mysterious Trichoplax - The Panda's Thumb
  • Consider two classes of transcription factors that are known to play crucial roles in metazoan development: the T-box proteins and the SOX proteins. 2008 April - Telic Thoughts
  • To understand the origins of complexity in metazoan body plans, then, we must find where these tissues came from; that is, how epithelia and mesenchyme arose.
  • On the basis of this information it has been proposed that the earliest metazoans were probably wormlike organisms, similar to the larvae of modern cnidarians and developed from flagellate protists.
  • One widely-mooted suggestion is that planktotrophic larvae, typified by the annelidan trochophore and echinoid pluteus, existed long before the metazoan radiations evident in the Cambrian fossil record.
  • Surprisingly complex T-box gene complement in diploblastic metazoans As Expected
  • The ancestral metazoan gene structure gives the most parsimonious derivation of its descendant genes.
  • These genetic techniques will clarify the evolutionary and phylogenetic importance of segmentation in metazoan evolution.
  • Fossils of the Twitya Formation are generally presumed to be cnidarians, or at least metazoans of cnidarian grade.
  • Another oceanic resident, the quahog clam (Arctica islandica), is thought to be one of the longest lived metazoans of all.
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