Protista

[proh-tis-tuh]

Origin of Protista

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

[prō-tĭstə]
n.
  1. 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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