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Metazoa

Metazoa (Eumetazoa) A subkingdom comprising all multicellular animals. It excludes the Porifera (sponges) and Placozoa, which are placed in a separate subkingdom, Parazoa.

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Eumetazoa

Eumetazoa (yōō´mĕt´əzō´ə), subkingdom of the animal kingdom comprising all animals except the sponges and the wormlike mezozoans (see Mezozoa).

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Eumetazoa

Eumetazoa See Metazoa.

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Metazoa See ANIMALIA.

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Metazoa See ANIMALIA.

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Metazoa

Metazoa (mĕt´əzō´ə), subkingdom of the animal kingdom comprising the multicellular animals in the traditional two-kingdom system of taxonomic classification, in which living organisms were considered to be either plants or animals. Metazoa included all animals except the protozoans, formerly classified as in the phylum Protozoa but now classified in the kingdom Protista. The term is still used informally.

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