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animal kingdom

the animals of the world collectively.
Origin of animal kingdom
1840-50 Unabridged
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animal kingdom

a category of living organisms comprising all animals Compare plant kingdom, mineral kingdom
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animal kingdom definition

The group of living things typically distinguished from members of the plant kingdom by the power of moving from place to place and by a metabolism that does not use photosynthesis.

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