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animal

Pronunciation: an′i-măl

Definition:

  1. A living, sentient organism that has membranous cell walls, requires oxygen and organic foods, and is capable of voluntary movement, as distinguished from a plant or mineral.
  2. One of the lower animal organisms as distinguished from humans.

[L.]

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