Definition of metazoic in US English:

metazoic

adjective

Zoology
  • Metazoan.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From Metazoa + -ic. Compare later metazoan.

Pronunciation

metazoic

/ˌmɛtəˈzəʊɪk/