Origin of protist
OTHER WORDS FROM protistpro·tis·tan [proh-tis-tuhn], /proʊˈtɪs tən/, adjective, nounpro·tis·tic, adjective
How to use protist in a sentence
Human psychology is inseparably connected with comparative animal psychology, and this again with that of the plants and protists.
In the most primitive kinds of the unicellular protists we find the phenomena of death and regeneration in the simplest form.
A long gradation of cellular organization leads from the simplest primitive cells (monera) to the highest developed protists.
It is only in the case of the protists that the morphological unity is bound up with the physiological.
There are still living to-day very simple protists which do not tally with this definition, and which I designated monera in 1866.