Definition of parazoan in US English:

parazoan

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the division Parazoa or sponges.

noun

Zoology
  • A member of the Parazoa; a sponge.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From para- + -zoan, after Parazoa.

Pronunciation

parazoan

/ˌparəˈzəʊən/