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Animal Kingdom Glossary

TermDefinition
tail a part of the body of an animal attached to the base of the back
wing one of the movable, usually long and flat, parts on either side of the body of a bird, insect, or bat that it uses for flying
feather one of the long, light objects that cover a bird’s body
beak the hard, pointed part of a bird’s mouth
gill the organ through which fish and other water creatures breathe
lung either of the two breathing organs in the chest of people and some animals
fur the soft, thick hair that covers the bodies of some animals
tentacle a long, thin, arm of some sea animals, such as the octopus and jellyfish
scale any of the thin pieces of hard skin covering the bodies of fish, snakes, and lizards
fin a thin, wing-shaped part of a fish that helps it to swim
shell the hard outer covering of some animals
exoskeleton a hard outer layer that covers and protects the body of some animals such as insects
mammal Vertebrate. Most have fur or hair. They breath with lungs
bird Vertebrate. Thet have wings, feathers and beak. They breath with lungs
fish Vertebrate. They have scales and fins. They breath with gills.
amphibian Vertebrate. They have moist skin. They live on land and in water.
reptile Vertebrate. They have scales. Some of them have legs.
vertebrate Animal with a backbone.
invertebrate Animal without a backbone.
arthropods Invertebrate. Insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans.
mollusks Invertebrate. Soft body. They can have a shell.
omnivore Animals that eat animal and plants.
carnivore Animals that eat other animals.
herbivore Animals that eat plants.
Created by: triniferro31