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1. Kingdom
The topmost taxonomic rank, immediately above phylum or division. This dictionary recognizes five biological kingdoms: Monera , Protista , Fungi , Plantae , Animalia

2. Kingdom Animalia
The members of this kingdom are complex, multicellular, eukaryotic organisms that digest food outside their cells and then absorb the digested nutrients. Animals must consume other organisms to obtain most of their nutrients.

3. Kingdom Fungi (sing. fungus)
Kingdom Fungi includes organisms such as slime molds, mushrooms, smuts, rusts, mildews, molds, stinkhorns, puffballs, truffles and yeast s. All are classified in this kingdom because they absorb food in solution directly through their cell walls and reproduce through spores. None conduct photosynthesis .

4. Kingdom Monera
This is the most primitive of the five kingdom s; it encompasses all the bacteria . Monerans are single-celled prokaryotic organisms.

5. Kingdom Monera (prokaryotes, monerans)
This biological kingdom is composed of bacteria and cyanobacteria , one-celled (sometimes colonial) organisms whose cells lack a nuclear envelope, mitochondria , or plastid s. They reproduce asexually through fission (splitting in two) and mainly gain their nutrition by absorbing it from their environment (though some species are chemoautotroph s or photosynthetic).

6. Kingdom Plantae
The members of this kingdom are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms that (usually) conduct photosynthesis . Compare Kingdom Fungi and Kingdom Animalia .

7. Kingdom Protista
This kingdom is composed of single-celled (sometimes multicellular), eukaryotic organisms. Protists are more complex than bacteria and include protozooan s and some types of algae .

8. Kingdom Protista (protists)
This biologic kingdom is composed of eukaryotic organisms: unicellular and multicellular algae , slime mold s, and unicellular or simple colonial protozoan s. Protists obtain their nutrition via several methods, including photosynthesis , devouring other organisms, and absorption. Protists can reproduce sexually or asexually, and they can be sedentary or move with pseudopod s, flagella , or cilia . There are over 55,000 known living species and over 35,000 known extinct species in this kingdom.

9. Kingdoms
five broad taxonomic categories ( Monera , Protista , Plantae , Fungi , Animalia ) into which organisms are grouped, based on common characteristics.

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