- a taxonomic kingdom comprising the protists.
Origin of Protista
From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at protist
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Examples from the Web for protista
But this definition could not be made so as to apply to many of the Protista.
In this respect some Protista are more like plants, others more like animals.
It is of little moment, practically, where these protista forms are placed.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
Among certain infusoria and other protista, they do, in fact, remain together and build up branching colonies.
Symbiosis is found among the protista, being very wide-spread among the radiolaria.The Wonders of Life
- A former taxonomic kingdom made up of eukaryotic, unicellular organisms. Members of Protista now belong to the kingdom Protoctista, a new classification in most modern taxonomic systems.
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