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Metazoa

Metazoa animals whose bodies consist of many cells.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Metazoa
- Those animals in which the protoplasmic mass, constituting the egg, is converted into a multitude of cells, which are metamorphosed into the tissues of the body. A central cavity is commonly developed, and the cells around it are at first arranged in two layers, -- the ectoderm and endoderm. The group comprises nearly all animals except the Protozoa.
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