-al; -ial, -eal
(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)
2. Fertile soil that can be found in aquatic communities (living in or on water for all or a substantial part of the life span; generally restricted to fresh water or inland waters).
2. Based on, typical of, or relating to an alphabet.
2. Exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially, delicious or fragrant.
3. Of or worthy of the gods; divine.
2. Etymology: from Latin ambi-, "around, both, in two ways"; which is directly related to ambo-, "both" + urbanus, "belonging to the city or town"; from urbs, urbis, "a city".
2. A reference to the elbow.
2. Pertaining to the ulna or to the forearm.
An animal is a creature that is distinguished from plants by having independent movements and responsive sense organs.2. Any member of the kingdom "Animalia", comprising of multicellular organisms that have a well-defined shape and usually limited growth, can move voluntarily, actively acquire food and digest it internally, and have sensory and nervous systems that allow them to respond rapidly to stimuli: Some animals are restricted to being quadrupeds and applied; especially, to such as those that are used by man, as a horse, a donkey, or a dog.
3. Etymology: from Latin animale, "living being, a being which breathes."
An older definition from the 1755 Dictionary of the English Language
Animals are such beings, which, besides the power of growing, and producing their kind, as plants and vegetables have, are endowed also with sensation and spontaneous motion.
2. In medicine, situated anteriorly and to the medial side; preferred to anterointernal.