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animal kingdom

n.
A main classification of living organisms that includes all animals.
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animal kingdom

n
(Zoology) a category of living organisms comprising all animals. Compare plant kingdom, mineral kingdom
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an′imal king`dom


n.
2. the animals of the world collectively.
[1840–50]
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animal kingdom

The category of living organisms that includes all animals. The scientific name of this kingdom is Animalia. See Table at taxonomy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animal kingdom - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
animal order - the order of animals
Chordata, phylum Chordata - comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Arthropoda, phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
Parazoa, subkingdom Parazoa - multicellular organisms having less-specialized cells than in the Metazoa; comprises the single phylum Porifera
coelenterate family - a family of coelenterates
coelenterate genus - a genus of coelenterates
Metazoa, subkingdom Metazoa - multicellular animals having cells differentiated into tissues and organs and usually a digestive cavity and nervous system
ctenophore family - a family of ctenophores
ctenophore genus - a genus of ctenophores
Ctenophora, phylum Ctenophora - comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata
worm family - a family of worms
worm genus - a genus of worms
Acanthocephala, phylum Acanthocephala - phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
Chaetognatha, phylum Chaetognatha - arrowworms: a group of small active transparent marine worms
phylum Rotifera, Rotifera - a phylum including: rotifers
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
Annelida, phylum Annelida - segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
Mollusca, phylum Mollusca - gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons
Phoronida, Phoronidea, phylum Phoronida - small phylum of wormlike marine animals
Bryozoa, phylum Bryozoa, polyzoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids
Cycliophora, phylum Cycliophora - tiny marine organisms each the size of a period found in great numbers on lobsters' lips; identified tentatively in 1995 as a new phylum or as possible link between Entoprocta and Ectoprocta
Brachiopoda, phylum Brachiopoda - marine invertebrates that resemble mollusks
phylum Sipuncula, Sipuncula - peanut worms
echinoderm family - a family of echinoderms
echinoderm genus - a genus of echinoderms
Echinodermata, phylum Echinodermata - radially symmetrical marine invertebrates including e.g. starfish and sea urchins and sea cucumbers
kingdom - the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
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animal kingdom

n the animal kingdomil regno animale
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