Animal vs Species - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between animal and species

is that animal is in scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants) while species is .

As an adjective animal

is of or relating to animals.

animal

English

(wikipedia animal)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), a nominal use of an adjective from (m), neuter of (m), from ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).
  • In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
  • In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
  • (informal) A person of a particular type.
  • Synonyms
    * (organism) beast, creature * (non-human organism) beast * (person who behaves wildly) brute, monster, savage
    Hyponyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) animalis, from either or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to animals.
  • animal instincts
  • Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
  • animal passions
  • Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
  • * 2003', To explain what activated the flesh, ‘'''animal spirits’ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion. — Roy Porter, ''Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 47)
  • (slang, Ireland) Excellent.
  • Synonyms
    * (of animals) beastly, bestial * (unhindered by social codes) animalistic, beastly, bestial, untamed, wild
    Derived terms
    {{der3, animalistic , animal liberation , animal magnetism , manimal}}

    See also

    *

    Anagrams

    * * * * * * ----

    species

    Noun

    (species)
  • A type or kind of thing.
  • * (Richard Holt Hutton) (1826-1897)
  • What is called spiritualism should, I think, be called a mental species of materialism.
  • # A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Donald Worster, volume=100, issue=1, page=70, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= A Drier and Hotter Future , passage=Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.}}
  • # A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank.
  • #* 1859 , (Charles Darwin), (On the Origin of Species) :
  • Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a species or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow.
  • #*
  • Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • # (label) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.
  • An image, an appearance, a spectacle.
  • # (label) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection.
  • # Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Wit,the faculty of imagination in the writer, which searches over all the memory for the species or ideas of those things which it designs to represent.
  • #* (Isaac Newton) (1642-1727)
  • the species of the letters illuminated with indigo and violet
  • # A public spectacle or exhibition.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • (label) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ.
  • Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
  • * (John Arbuthnot) (1667-1735)
  • There was, in the splendour of the Roman empire, a less quantity of current species in Europe than there is now.
  • A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
  • An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
  • Usage notes

    * (specie) is a separate word that means coin money, not the singular version of (species). * See (species name).

    Derived terms

    * chemical species * endangered species * microspecies * ring species * subspecies

    See also

    * family * genus * kingdom * order * phylum * race * variety * binomial nomenclature