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animal US English

A living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli

animal US Thesaurus

endangered animals

animal life US English

Animals collectively, especially those native to a particular region, habitat, or geological period

animal pole US English

The portion of an ovum that contains the nucleus and less yolk, opposite the vegetal pole

moss animal US English

A sedentary colonial aquatic animal found chiefly in the sea, either encrusting rocks, seaweeds, or other surfaces, or forming stalked fronds. Each minute zooid filter-feeds by means of a crown of ciliated tentacles (lophophore)

pack animal US English

An animal used to carry heavy loads

animal rights US English

Rights believed to belong to animals to live free from use in medical research, hunting, and other services to humans

party animal US English

A very gregarious and outgoing person who enjoys parties and similar social activities

animal cracker US English

A type of sweet cracker or cookie made in the shapes of various animals

animal rightist US English

A person who campaigns for the rights of animals to live free from human exploitation and abuse

animal spirits US English

Natural exuberance

animal husbandry US English

The science of breeding and caring for farm animals

animal liberation US English

The freeing of animals from exploitation and cruel treatment by humans

animal magnetism US English

A quality of sexual attractiveness

companion animal US English

A pet or other domestic animal

political animal US English

A person who is interested in social and political issues, especially one who actively participates in politics

lower animals US English

Animals of relatively simple or primitive characteristics as contrasted with humans or with more advanced animals such as mammals or vertebrates

higher animals US English

Animals of relatively advanced or developed characteristics, such as mammals and other vertebrates

conodont US English

An extinct marine animal of the Cambrian to Triassic periods, having a long wormlike body, numerous small teeth, and a pair of eyes. It is now believed to be the earliest vertebrate

put an animal to sleep in sleep US Thesaurus

our beloved poodle Maxie had to be put to sleep