Protista

Protista

[proh-tis-tuh]
noun (used with a plural verb) Biology.
a taxonomic kingdom comprising the protists.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see protist

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Protista Pro·tis·ta (prō-tĭs'tə)
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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