protist

noun pro·tist \ ˈprō-(ˌ)tist \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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 (such as slime molds)

protistan

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Origin and Etymology of protist

New Latin Protista, from Greek, neuter plural of prōtistos very first, primal, from superlative of prōtos first — more at prot-


PROTIST Defined for Kids

protist

noun pro·tist \ ˈprō-tist \

Definition of protist for Students

: any member of the kingdom of mostly single-celled organisms (as protozoans and algae) that have a nucleus and sometimes form colonies

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protist

noun pro·tist \ ˈprōt-əst, ˈprō-ˌtist \

medical 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)

protistan

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