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Protista

[ proh-tis-tuh ]
/ proʊˈtɪs tə /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Biology.

a taxonomic kingdom comprising the protists.

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Origin of Protista

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at protist
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Medical definitions for Protista

Protista
[ prō-tĭstə ]

n.

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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