protistology

[proh-ti-stol-uh-jee]

noun

the biology of the Protista.

Nearby words

  1. prothrombin test,
  2. prothrombinase,
  3. protist,
  4. protista,
  5. protistan,
  6. protium,
  7. proto team,
  8. proto-,
  9. proto-algonquian,
  10. proto-doric

Origin of protistology

First recorded in 1910–15; protist + -o- + -logy

Related formspro·tis·to·log·i·cal [proh-tis-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /proʊˌtɪs tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivepro·tis·tol·o·gist, noun

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