noun (used with a plural verb)Biology.
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There is still a neutral class, called Protista, comprising organisms which have not yet been classified as plants or animals.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Symbiosis is found among the protista, being very wide-spread among the radiolaria.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
You are also aware that, except in the lowest organisms, the so-called Protista, all organs are built up of cells.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism|Hans Driesch
As this group stands midway between several Protista, and links them together, it may bear the name of Mediator, or Catallacta.
The pedigree of the kingdom Protista is still enveloped in the greatest obscurity.