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[proh-tis-tuh] /proʊˈtɪs tə/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Biology.
a taxonomic kingdom comprising the protists.
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From New Latin, dating back to 1875-80; See origin at protist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Protista Pro·tis·ta (prō-tĭs'tə)
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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