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 Dictionary entry overview: What does protoctist genus mean? 

  The noun PROTOCTIST GENUS has 1 sense:

1. any genus of Protoctista

  Familiarity information: PROTOCTIST GENUS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Any genus of Protoctista

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("protoctist genus" is a kind of...):

genus ((biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "protoctist genus"):

genus Sarcocystis; Sarcocystis (chief genus of the order Sarcosporidia)

genus Noctiluca; genus Porphyra; Porphyra (a genus of protoctist)

genus Rhodymenia; Rhodymenia (type genus of the family Rhodymeniaceae)

Chondrus; genus Chondrus; Desmidium; genus Desmidium (a genus of protoctist)

genus Nitella; Nitella (fragile branching stoneworts)

Chara; genus Chara (green algae common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts)

genus Oedogonium; Oedogonium (type genus of Oedogoniaceae; freshwater green algae having long unbranched filaments; usually free-floating when mature)

genus Peridinium; Peridinium (type genus of the family Peridiniidae)

genus Costia (a genus of flagellate protoctist)

genus Giardia (flagellates parasitic in intestines of vertebrates)

genus Babesia; genus Piroplasma (type genus of the family Babesiidae)

genus Leucocytozoan; genus Leucocytozoon (a genus of protoctist)

genus Haemoproteus; Haemoproteus (type genus of the family Haemoproteidae)

genus Plasmodium (type genus of the family Plasmodiidae)

genus Eimeria (type genus of the family Eimeriidae; includes serious pathogens)

genus Trichomonas (flagellates parasitic in alimentary or genitourinary tracts of vertebrates and invertebrates including humans)

genus Hexamita; Hexamita (flagellates free-living or parasitic in intestines of birds)

Chilomastix; genus Chilomastix (flagellates parasitic in intestines of vertebrates including humans)

genus Chlorella (nonmotile unicellular green algae potentially important as source of high-grade protein and B-complex vitamins)

Chlorococcum; genus Chlorococcum (type genus of Chlorococcales; unicellular green algae occurring singly or in a layer on soil or damp rock)

genus Spirogyra (a genus of protoctist)

genus Stentor (trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel)

genus Tetrahymena (protozoa having four membranous ciliary organelles)

genus Paramecium (freshwater ciliate with an oval body and long deep oral groove)

genus Difflugia (genus of protozoans related to ameba)

genus Arcella (type genus of the Arcellidae)

genus Globigerina (type genus of the family Globigerinidae)

Endamoeba; genus Endamoeba (the type genus of the family Endamoebidae)

genus Amoeba (protozoan inhabiting moist soils or bottom vegetation in fresh or salt water)

genus Vorticella (ciliated protozoans that have a goblet-shaped body with a retractile stalk)

genus Conferva; genus Tribonema; Tribonema (type genus of Tribonemaceae)

genus Laminaria; Laminaria (type genus of the family Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelps)

genus Zygnema; Zygnema (type genus of the family Zygnemataceae)

Chlamydomonas; genus Chlamydomonas (type genus of the Chlamydomonadaceae; solitary doubly-flagellated plant-like algae common in fresh water and damp soil; multiply freely; often a pest around filtration plants)

genus Volvox; Volvox (type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis)

genus Ulva; Ulva (type genus of the family Ulvaceae; green seaweed having a thallus two cells thick: sea lettuce)

genus Euglena (type genus of the family Euglenaceae: green algae with a single flagellum)

genus Sargassum (a genus of protoctist)

Ascophyllum; genus Ascophyllum (brown algae distinguished by compressed or inflated branchlets along the axis)

genus Fucus (type genus of the family Fucaceae: cartilaginous brown algae)

Holonyms ("protoctist genus" 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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