animal kingdom

noun
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of animal kingdom

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals — compare mineral kingdom, plant kingdom

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First Known Use of animal kingdom

1650


ANIMAL KINGDOM Defined for Kids

animal kingdom

noun

Definition of animal kingdom for Students

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals

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animal kingdom

noun

medical Definition of animal kingdom

: a basic group of natural objects that includes all living and extinct animals — compare mineral kingdom, plant kingdom

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