A living organism which feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli
rare and endangered animals and plants
Fat of animal origin (e.g. from the body of an animal, or from meat or dairy produce); a fat of this type.
Food, or a foodstuff, which consists of animals or animal products (as meat, dairy produce, etc.).
Containing no animal products or involving no animals; (of food or diet) vegetarian or vegan.
Glue made by boiling down the hides, hooves, or bones of animals.
A card game similar to ‘snap’, in which players ‘grab’ matching animal cards.
The heat generated within the bodies of living animals.
= animal liberation.
(Especially in folklore) a myth or fable about an animal, or a creature having the (partial) form of an animal.
Any oil obtained from an animal's body.
The portion of an ovum that contains the nucleus and less yolk, opposite the vegetal pole
Biology. The evolutionary tree of the animal kingdom.
Animals collectively, especially those native to a particular region, habitat, or geological period
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)
An animal used to carry loads
An alkali obtained from animal matter; specifically ammonia or ammonium carbonate.
= animal charcoal.
A sedentary marine invertebrate that resembles a flower in form and colour; especially a sea anemone.
= animal liberationist.
An experimental model, especially of a disease or other pathological process, using animals in place of humans.
A work of art portraying an animal or animals.
An establishment for the care and protection of (domestic) animals that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.
= animal kingdom.
The world of animals; animals collectively, the animal kingdom.
An organism which has characteristics of both an animal and a plant. In early use: †a plant which is supposed to resemble an animal in some respect; = zoophyte (obsolete). In later use chiefly: an animal which resembles a plant in form, usually sessile and having a branching or radiating structure.
The rights of animals to live free from human exploitation and abuse
A very gregarious and outgoing person who enjoys parties and similar social activities
Carbonaceous material formed by charring animal matter (especially bone), and used as a black pigment and as a decolourizing agent.
A type of sweet cracker or cookie made in the shapes of various animals
Cruelty to animals.
Animals collectively, as one of the major divisions of the natural world (now in Biology usually excluding protozoans).
A painter of animals, as opposed to landscapes, portraits, narrative pictures, etc.
The painting of animals; this as a genre.
A protein that is present in animal tissues.
A structure used to house animals.
(Of paper) that has been treated with animal size in a tub or vat.
The welfare or proper treatment of animals.
A person who campaigns for the rights of animals to live free from human exploitation and abuse
The behaviour of animals; (in later use) especially the study of this as a branch of zoology.
A (domestic) animal serving as a person's companion; a pet.
Electrical currents generated within an animal's body, especially in relation to nerve impulses and muscular activity.
An experiment involving the use of animals.
The upper region of an ovum or blastula, which is free of yolk or occupied by small, rapidly dividing cells with little yolk; contrasted with vegetal hemisphere.
The study of animal behaviour; ethology.
An alkaloid found in animal tissues that resembles quinine in its optical and chemical properties.