animalia

plural noun, often capitalized an·i·ma·lia \ˌanəˈmālyə, -lēə\

Definition of animalia

  1. :  that one of the basic groups of living things that comprises either all the animals or all the multicellular animals — compare animal kingdom, plantae, protista

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Origin and Etymology of animalia

New Latin, from Latin, plural of animal


First Known Use: 1902


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