Definition of Parazoa in English:

Parazoa

Pronunciation /ˌparəˈzəʊə/

noun

Zoology
  • In some zoological classifications: a division (originally a phylum, now a subkingdom) comprising the sponges.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Sollas (1849–1936), geologist and anthropologist. From scientific Latin Parazoa from para- + -zoa, after Protozoa, Metazoa.