the human animal
Definition of the human animal
: human beings : people in general studying the habits of the human animal
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: any of a kingdom (Animalia) of living things including many-celled organisms and often many of the single-celled ones (such as protozoans ) that typically differ from plants in having cells without cellulose walls, in lacking chlorophyll and the capacity for photosynthesis, in requiring more complex food materials (such as proteins ), in being organized to a greater degree of complexity, and in having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation
: one of the lower animals (see 3lower 3) as distinguished from human beings
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