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animal British & World English

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

animal English Thesaurus

rare and endangered animals and plants

animal life British & World English

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

animal pole British & World English

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

moss animal British & World 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 British & World English

An animal used to carry loads

animal rights British & World English

The rights of animals to live free from human exploitation and abuse

party animal British & World English

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

animal cracker British & World English

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

animal rightist British & World English

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

animal spirits British & World English

Natural exuberance

animal husbandry British & World English

The science of breeding and caring for farm animals

animal liberation British & World English

The freeing of animals from exploitation and cruel treatment by humans

animal magnetism British & World English

A quality of sexual attractiveness

companion animal British & World English

A pet or other domestic animal

political animal British & World English

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

dry an animal off British & World English

Cease milking and reduce the rations of a cow or other animal so that it stops producing milk

lower animals British & World English

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

higher animals British & World English

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

conodont British & World English

A fossil marine animal of the Cambrian to Triassic periods, having a long worm-like body, numerous small teeth, and a pair of eyes. It is now believed to be the earliest vertebrate

conodont animal in conodont British & World English

A fossil marine animal of the Cambrian to Triassic periods, having a long worm-like body, numerous small teeth, and a pair of eyes. It is now believed to be the earliest vertebrate


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