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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 animal kingdom 名詞
 動物界

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 King·dom n.
 1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
    Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.   --Ps. cxiv. 13.
    When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself.   --2 Chron. xxi. 4.
 2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.
    Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.   --Shak.
 You're welcome,
 Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom.   --Shak.
 3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom.  In modern biology, the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for classification. “The animal and vegetable kingdoms.”   --Locke.
 Animal kingdom. See under Animal.
 Kingdom of God. (a) The universe. (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign. (c) The authority or dominion of God.
 Mineral kingdom. See under Mineral.
 United Kingdom. See under United.
 Vegetable kingdom. See under Vegetable.
 Syn: -- Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·i·mal, a.
 1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
 2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
 3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
 Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism.
 Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
 Animal flower Zool., a name given to certain marine animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes, etc.
 Animal heat Physiol., the heat generated in the body of a living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at nearly a uniform temperature.
 Animal spirits. See under Spirit.
 Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in regular subordination, but variously arranged by different writers.
 Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms, and the principal classes under them, generally recognized at the present time: --
 Vertebrata, including Mammalia or Mammals, Aves or Birds, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces or Fishes, Marsipobranchiata (Craniota); and Leptocardia (Acrania).
 Tunicata, including the Thaliacea, and Ascidioidea or Ascidians.
 Articulata or Annulosa, including Insecta, Myriapoda, Malacapoda, Arachnida, Pycnogonida, Merostomata, Crustacea (Arthropoda); and Annelida, Gehyrea (Anarthropoda).
 Helminthes or Vermes, including Rotifera, Chætognatha, Nematoidea, Acanthocephala, Nemertina, Turbellaria, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Mesozea.
 Molluscoidea, including Brachiopoda and Bryozoa.
 Mollusca, including Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Pteropoda, Scaphopoda, Lamellibranchiata or Acephala.
 Echinodermata, including Holothurioidea, Echinoidea, Asterioidea, Ophiuroidea, and Crinoidea.
 Cœlenterata, including Anthozoa or Polyps, Ctenophora, and Hydrozoa or Acalephs.
 Spongiozoa or Porifera, including the sponges.
 Protozoa, including Infusoria and Rhizopoda.
 For definitions, see these names in the Vocabulary.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 animal kingdom
      n : taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
          [syn: Animalia, kingdom Animalia]