Definition of Protoctista
1. Noun. In most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals.
Member holonyms: Protoctist Order, Protoctist, Division Protista, Protista, Protoctist Family, Protoctist Genus, Phylum Protozoa, Protozoa, Division Heterokontophyta, Heterokontophyta, Chrysophyta, Division Chrysophyta, Division Euglenophyta, Euglenophyta, Chlorophyta, Division Chlorophyta, Division Rhodophyta, Rhodophyta, Cryptophyta, Phylum Cryptophyta
Generic synonyms: Kingdom
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Literary usage of Protoctista
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1861)
"protoctista ... This would comprise all the lowe? creatures, or the primary organic beings—"protoctista," from ..."
2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1860)
"... kingdom would comprise all the lower creatures, or the primary organic beings,—' protoctista,'— from ..."
3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1860)
"This would comprise all the lower creatures, or the primary organic beings, " protoctista," from ..."
4. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1861)
"... protoctista, ... This would comprise all the lower creatures, or the primary orí/ante beings—"protoctista," from ..."
5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1864)
"... belong evidently to the protoctista, a name given by J. Hogg to that numerous class of lower organisms which we cannot class with certainty either as ..."