Definition of Animal kingdom
1. Noun. Taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals.
Member holonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna, Animal Order, Chordata, Phylum Chordata, Arthropod Family, Arthropod Genus, Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda, Parazoa, Subkingdom Parazoa, Coelenterate Family, Coelenterate Genus, Metazoa, Subkingdom Metazoa, Ctenophore Family, Ctenophore Genus, Ctenophora, Phylum Ctenophora, Worm Family, Worm Genus, Acanthocephala, Phylum Acanthocephala, Chaetognatha, Phylum Chaetognatha, Phylum Platyhelminthes, Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Nemertina, Phylum Nemertea, Phylum Nemertina, Phylum Pogonophora, Pogonophora, Phylum Rotifera, Rotifera, Aschelminthes, Nematoda, Phylum Aschelminthes, Phylum Nematoda, Annelida, Phylum Annelida, Mollusk Family, Mollusk Genus, Mollusca, Phylum Mollusca, Phoronida, Phoronidea, Phylum Phoronida, Bryozoa, Phylum Bryozoa, Polyzoa, Cycliophora, Phylum Cycliophora, Brachiopoda, Phylum Brachiopoda, Phylum Sipuncula, Sipuncula, Echinoderm Family, Echinoderm Genus, Echinodermata, Phylum Echinodermata
Generic synonyms: Kingdom
Definition of Animal kingdom
1. Noun. The regnum ''Animalia''; the set of all animals. ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Animal Kingdom
Literary usage of Animal kingdom
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Animal Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter (1859)
"GENERAL VIEW OF THE animal kingdom. 70. The highest of these four divisions is that denominated VERTEBRATA, or Vertebrated Animals; it receives its name ..."
2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"animal kingdom. The most prominent subdivisions of the animal kingdom are : — I. VERTEBRATES ; II. INVERTEBRATES. These subdivisions are based on the ..."
3. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste COMTE, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"These two attributes are even more universal in the animal kingdom than the existence of a digestive canal, which is commonly regarded as its chief ..."
4. The Structure of Animal Life: Six Lectures Delivered at the Brooklyn Academy by Louis Agassiz (1866)
"RELATIVE STANDING OB GRADATION OF THE animal kingdom. Ladies and Gentlemen: — I propose to-night to lay before you the subject of the relative standing or ..."
5. The History of Creation: Or, The Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1883)
"The Natural System of the animal kingdom.—Linnaeus and Lamarck's Systems.—The Four Types of Bar and Cuvier.—Their Increase to Seven Types. ..."
6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1831)
"The animal kingdom described and arranged £H »•- , formity with its Organization. By the Baron Cuvier. Translated, with large additional Descriptions of all ..."
7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... agreeing with one another only in the characters in which all animals agree, and in which they differ from all plants, make up the animal kingdom. ..."
8. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The anatomy of the adult and the structure of the larvae, however, show that these phyla really occupy widely separated positions in the animal kingdom/ The ..."