noun \ˈprōt-əst, ˈprō-ˌtist\

Definition of PROTIST

: any of a diverse taxonomic group and especially a kingdom (Protista synonym Protoctista) of eukaryotic organisms that are unicellular and sometimes colonial or less often multicellular and that typically include the protozoans, most algae, and often some fungi (as slime molds)
pro·tis·tan \prō-ˈtis-tən\ adjective or noun

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