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A main classification of living organisms that includes all animals.
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2. the animals of the world collectively.
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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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|Noun||1.||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
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
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
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
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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