Definition of Protist

1. Noun. Free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes.

Exact synonyms: Protistan
Generic synonyms: Micro-organism, Microorganism
Group relationships: Division Protista, Protista



Definition of Protist

1. n. One of the Protista.

Definition of Protist

1. Noun. (microbiology) Any of the eukaryotic unicellular organisms including protozoans, slime molds and some algae; historically grouped into the kingdom ''Protoctista''. ¹

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Definition of Protist

1. any of a group of unicellular organisms [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protist

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prothrombinase
prothrombins
prothrombotic
prothyalosome
prothyl
prothyls
prothétique
protiated
protic
protide
protides
protip
protirelin
protirement
protist (current term)
protistan
protistans
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protistologist
protistologists
protistology
protists
protium
protiums
proto
proto(a)
proto-
proto-industries
proto-industry

Literary usage of Protist

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1. The Evolution of Man: A Popular Scientific Study by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1910)
"OUR protist ANCESTORS Relation of the general inductive law of evolution to the special deductions of the various evolutionary hypotheses. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"protist., IX, 1907. 1 P. Doflein. Studien zur Naturgeschichte der Protozoen. ... protist., Supp. ..."

3. The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1900)
"We assume that these movements are hereditary and unconscious, because they are always determined in the same fashion by heredity from the earlier protist ..."

4. The Riddle of the Universe at the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1900)
"We assume that these movements are hereditary and unconscious, because they are always determined in the same fashion by heredity from the earlier protist ..."

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