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PROTISTA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Protista mean? 

PROTISTA (noun)
  The noun PROTISTA has 1 sense:

1. eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae

  Familiarity information: PROTISTA used as a noun is very rare.


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PROTISTA (noun)


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Meaning:

Eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

division Protista; Protista

Hypernyms ("Protista" is a kind of...):

division ((botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum)

Meronyms (members of "Protista"):

protist; protistan (free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes)

Holonyms ("Protista" is a member of...):

kingdom Protoctista; Protoctista (in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals)


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