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Animalia

Definition:

a taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Animalia*
(* Animalia may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin animalis ("animal, living creature").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Animal | Animals | Animalia | Metazoa

multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia or Metazoa. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their life. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move ... (38 of 5364 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Animal

Animalia (disambiguation)

the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals. Animalia may also refer to: Animalia (book), a 1986 children's book by Graeme Base | Animalia (TV series), an Australian children's program based on the book (31 of 88 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Animalia (disambiguation)

Wiktionary:

Animalia | Parazoa [subtype] | Agnotozoa [subtype] | Eumetazoa - subkingdoms [subtype]

A taxonomic kingdom within the domain Eukaryota -- all multicellular organisms that have a central nervous system and rely on other organisms for energy. (23 of 25 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Animalia

Random House Dictionary:

Animalia [plural, biology]

the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals. (6 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/animalia

Collins Dictionary:

animal kingdom

a category of living organisms comprising all animals (8 of 485 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/animal-kingdom

Merriam-Webster:

animal kingdom

a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals (13 of 39 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/animal kingdom

Cambridge Dictionary:

the animal kingdom | animal kingdom

the group of all living creatures that are animals (9 of 15 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-animal-kingdom

American Heritage Dictionary:

animal kingdom

A main classification of living organisms that includes all animals. (10 of 13 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/animal-kingdom

Columbia Encyclopedia:

classification | category | division | family | genus | kingdom | nomenclature, biological | biological nomenclature | order | ...

in biology, the systematic categorization of organisms into a coherent scheme. The original purpose of biological classification, or systematics, was ... (20 of 285 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0812450​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

kingdom | to | until | come into one's kingdom | till kingdom come | to kingdom come

a country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen | a realm associated with or regarded as being under the control of a particular person or ... (27 of 156 words, 10 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/kingdom

New World Dictionary:

kingdom

[obsolete] the position, rank, or power of a king | a government or country headed by a king or queen; monarchy | a realm; domain; sphere | any of the ... (27 of 99 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kingdom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

kingdom [countable] | kingdoms [plural] | the animal/plant kingdom | blow someone/something to kingdom come | the kingdom of heaven/God

a country or area ruled by a king or queen ; something that someone controls as if they were a king or queen | "the animal/plant kingdom": all the ... (28 of 96 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/kingdom

Encarta Dictionary:

kingdom | kingdoms [plural]

a state or people ruled over by a king or queen | a realm or area of activity in which a particular thing is thought to dominate | each of the three ... (30 of 75 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624114​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Animalia

Origin: Latin animalis ("animal, living creature").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Animalia

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Animalia

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Animalia"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Animalia

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