animal kingdom


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

animal kingdom

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

animal kingdom

n
(Zoology) a category of living organisms comprising all animals. Compare plant kingdom, mineral kingdom

an′imal king`dom


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

animal kingdom

The category of living organisms that includes all animals. The scientific name of this kingdom is Animalia. See Table at taxonomy.
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
Translations

animal kingdom

n the animal kingdomil regno animale
References in classic literature ?
The science and history of the animal kingdom, including
said an ingenious naturalist, "in which the animal kingdom blossoms, and the vegetable does not
It proved that all heat had not yet disappeared from the bowels of this globe; and where heat exists, who can affirm that the vegetable kingdom, nay, even the animal kingdom itself, has not up to this time resisted all destructive influences?
Casaubon that he had once addressed a dedication to Carp in which he had numbered that member of the animal kingdom among the viros nullo aevo perituros, a mistake which would infallibly lay the dedicator open to ridicule in the next age, and might even be chuckled over by Pike and Tench in the present.
They, of course, are Walden all over and all through; are themselves small Waldens in the animal kingdom, Waldenses.
As well might be explained any biological sport in the animal kingdom.
For example, in the animal kingdom the physiologist has observed that no creatures are favorites, but a certain compensation balances every gift and every defect.
From these several considerations and from the many special facts which I have collected, but which I am not here able to give, I am strongly inclined to suspect that, both in the vegetable and animal kingdoms, an occasional intercross with a distinct individual is a law of nature.
Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion closed in November, following the escape of 17-month-old Eurasian lynx Lillith, who, despite extensive searches to relocate her, was shot and killed by marksmen after being deemed to be a risk to the public.
Disney's Magic Kingdom has been named the best theme park in Florida, while Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park was voted the best new attraction and the best overall attraction in Florida.
Borth Wild Animal Kingdom said it plans to appeal against the order imposed by Ceredigion Council, which would restrict it from keeping "Category 1 dangerous animals".
Dahlia Molo- Valera, the Iligan City veterinarian, said the Animal Kingdom Foundation has partnered with her office for the conduct of an animal feeding activity.