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Types of Animals Vocabulary List

Types of animals vocabulary words

  1. amphibian | see definition»

    any of a group of cold-blooded vertebrate animals (as frogs and toads) that have gills and live in water as larvae but breathe air as adults

  2. bird | see definition»

    an animal that lays eggs and has wings and a body covered with feathers

  3. cephalopod | see definition»

    any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks including the squids, cuttlefishes, and octopuses that move by expelling water from a tubular siphon under the head and that have a group of muscular usually sucker-bearing arms around the front of the head, highly developed eyes, and usually a sac containing ink which is ejected for defense or concealment

  4. crustacean | see definition»

    any of a large group of mostly water animals (as crabs, lobsters, and shrimps) with a body made of segments, a tough outer shell, two pairs of antennae, and limbs that are jointed

  5. cryptid | see definition»

    an animal (such as Sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster) that has been claimed to exist but never proven to exist

  6. fish | see definition»

    any of a large group of vertebrate animals that live in water, breathe with gills, and usually have fins and scales

  7. insect | see definition»

    any of a group of small and often winged animals that are arthropods having six jointed legs and a body formed of a head, thorax, and abdomen

  8. mammal | see definition»

    a warm-blooded animal (as a dog, mouse, bear, whale, or human being) with a backbone that feeds its young with milk produced by the mother and has skin usually more or less covered with hair

  9. reptile | see definition»

    a cold-blooded animal (as a snake, lizard, turtle, or alligator) that breathes air and usually has the skin covered with scales or bony plates

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