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animal

noun animans, beast, beast of burden, beast of the field, brute, brute creation, created being, creature, pet, wild being
Associated concepts: animals of a base nature, domestic annmals, wild animal
Foreign phrases: Animalia fera, si facta sint mansueta et ex consuetudine eunt et redeunt, volant et revolant, ut cervi, cygni, etc., eo usque nostra sunt, et ita intelligunnur quamdium habuerunt animum revertendi.Wild aniials, if they are tamed, and are accustomed to leave and return, fly away and fly back, as stags, swans, etc., are connidered to belong to us so long as they have the intention of returning to us.

ANIMAL, property. A name given to every animated being endowed with the power of voluntary motion. In law, it signifies all animals except those of the him, in species.
     2. Animals are distinguished into such as are domitae, and such as are ferae naturae.
     3. It is laid down, that in tame or domestic animals, such as horse, swine, sheep, poultry, and the like, a man may have an absolute property, because they continue perpetually in his possession and occupation, and will not stray from his house and person unless by accident or fraudulent enticement, in either of which cases the owner does not lose his property. 2 Bl. Com. 390; 2 Mod. 319. 1.
     4. But in animals ferae naturae, a man can have no absolute property; they belong to him only while they continue in his keeping or actual possession; for if at any they regain their natural liberty, his property instantly ceases, unless they have animum revertendi, which is only to be known by their usual habit of returning. 2 Bl. Com. 396; 3 Binn. 546; Bro. Ab. Propertie, 37; Com. Dig. Biens, F; 7 Co. 17 b; 1 Ch. Pr. 87; Inst. 2, 1, 15. See also 3 Caines' Rep. 175; Coop. Justin. 457, 458; 7 Johns. Rep. 16; Bro. Ab. Detinue, 44.
     5. The owner of a mischievous animal, known to him to be so, is responsible, when he permits him to go at large, for the damages he may do. 2 Esp. Cas. 482; 4 Campb. 198; 1 Starkie's Cas. 285; 1 Holt, 617; 2 Str.1264; Lord Raym. 110; B. N. P. 77; 1 B. & A. 620; 2 C. M.& R. 496; 5 C.& P. 1; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 187. This principle agrees with the civil law. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. 2, t. 8, s. 2. And any person may justify the killing of such ferocious animals. 9 Johns. 233; 10. Johns. 365; 13 Johns. 312. The owner, of such an animal may be indicted for a common nuisance. 1 Russ. Ch. Cr. Law, 643; Burn's Just., Nuisance, 1.
     6. In Louisiana, the owner of an animal is answerable for the damage he may cause; but if the animal be lost, or has strayed more than a day, he may discharge himself from this responsibility, by abandoning him to the person who has sustained the injury; except where the master turns loose a dangerous or noxious animal; for then he must pay all the harm done, without being allowed to make the abandonment. Civ. Code, art. 2301. See Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

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Fedonkin, "Vendian Faunas and the Early Evolution of Metazoa," in Origin and Early Evolution of the Metazoa, ed.
In Group B, the pre-treatment AEC and C3d values of the 15 patients with metazoa and those of 11 patients with protozoa were not significantly different.
Cesari Marchetti argues that language constitutes the basis for the creation of a new order of hypercyclic structures, surpassing the level of cells and metazoa, in which words acquire interactive functions that proteins, hormones, and nervous systems perform at lower levels' (Balch, 1989).
A Thesis on the Quality of Illusion in the Continuity of the Individual Life in the Higher Metazoa, with Particular Reference to the Species Homo Sapiens.
The mats, similar to others found in the Neoproterozoic fossil record, also provide "safe" habitats (protection against both extreme cold and ultraviolet radiation) for other organisms including bacteria, protists, and metazoa.
ANIMALIA 1,320,000 MESOZOA METAZOA 1,320,000 Porifera (sponges) 10,000 Cnidaria (hydras, jellyfish, corals, etc) 10,000 Platyhelminthes (flatworms) 20,000 Nematoda (roundworms) 25,000 Echinodermata (sea uchins, etc.
Early embryonic development in metazoa is characterized by cascades of gene expression that initially define the dorsoventral and anteroposterior axes.
A study of the chromosomes of the germ cells of Metazoa.
It is that tetrapod skulls and metazoa with anterioposterior axes were going to evolve anyway, whether gill arches and homeoboxes were available for use or not.
It's looking like a general rule that most of the genes that are fairly widely distributed in metazoa do exist in Cnidaria [hydralike organisms]," Grens concludes.
Examination of the properties of protozoa (single-celled) and metazoa (multi-celled) organisms, and their significance in wastewater treatment