Definition of Protistan

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

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



Definition of Protistan

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the protists ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protistan

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protistan

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

Literary usage of Protistan

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1. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"It was widely believed that the process of conjugation observed in a number of protistan groups had something to do with the capacity of cell lines to ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... cellular and protistan lifo whore with loss differentiation, there ¡a greater physiological complexity,— while such problems as tho origin and import of ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... of this resource is to acquire, preserve and distribute well-documented protistan strains of use to the biomédical and biotechnological sectors. ..."

4. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"latter it represents the remote protistan ancestors from wi.i.; both plants and animals have sprung. The first great brand.i:. represents in the one case ..."

5. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"As examples there may be mentioned especially the manifold representatives of the great protistan group ..."

6. General Physiology: An Outline of the Science of Life by Max Verworn (1899)
"The swarm-spore, set free, represents a very small cell containing a nucleus, and slowly develops into the form of the protistan cell from which it was ..."

7. Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington by Philosophical Society of Washington (1881)
"The latter devoted his energies to Botany and to Invertebrate Zoology, including the protozoan and protistan kingdoms. The former founded his great theory ..."

8. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1900)
"... animal as well as the vegetable kingdom ; in fact, in the protistan kingdom, if we may so express it. ..."

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