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[an-uh-mey-lee-uh, -meyl-yuh]
noun (used with a plural verb) Biology.
  1. the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals.
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Origin of Animalia

< New Latin, Latin: plural of animal animal
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Related Words for animalia

animality, Animalia, fauna

Examples from the Web for animalia

Historical Examples of animalia

  • Et quamvis dicta Animalia hominibus subjecta esse dicantur ut habetur Ecclesiast: 17.

    The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals

    Edmund P. Evans

  • In the above table all vaccae, animalia and animalia ociosa are reckoned in the third column.

    Domesday Book and Beyond

    Frederic William Maitland

  • Thus, all creatures which agree only in presenting the few distinctive marks of animality form the “Kingdom” Animalia.