Mesozoa

Mesozoa

[mez-uh-zoh-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
noun Zoology.
the phylum of invertebrates comprising the mesozoans, parasitic wormlike multicellular organisms sometimes considered to be intermediate in complexity between protozoans and metazoans.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see meso-, -zoa

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