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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Animalia mean? 

  The noun ANIMALIA has 1 sense:

1. taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals

  Familiarity information: ANIMALIA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals


animal kingdom; Animalia; kingdom Animalia

Hypernyms ("Animalia" is a kind of...):

kingdom (the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia)

Meronyms (members of "Animalia"):

phylum Pogonophora; Pogonophora (beard 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)

Nemertea; Nemertina; phylum Nemertea; phylum Nemertina (proboscis worms)

phylum Platyhelminthes; Platyhelminthes (flatworms)

Chaetognatha; phylum Chaetognatha (arrowworms: a group of small active transparent marine worms)

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)

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

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