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Definition of the noun protista

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  1. eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of Protista: division Protista
    • more generic word: division = taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
    • member of: kingdom Protoctista / Protoctista = in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta
    • member: protistan / protist = free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes

Phrases with Protista

  1. division protista
  2. Orrhodomala Protista
  3. Species Orrhodomala Protista

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Google previewKingdoms of Life - Protista (eBook) (2006)

by Gina Hamilton

Protista is a kingdom of exclusion because the organisms within it bear resemblance to other kingdoms, but lack specialized items, such as protozoa's lack of a blastula, algae's lack of roots and transport systems, and slime mold's lack of a ...

Google previewPhotoprocesses, Photoreceptors, and Evolution (2016)

by Jerome J. Wolken

Protista is the inclusive term for all unicellular organisms. Classically, in ...

Google previewLaboratory and Field Investigations in Marine Life (2008)

by James L. Sumich, Gordon H. Dudley

Animal Beginnings: The Protozoans • Kingdom Protista is an artificial catch-all category for many fundamentally different taxa clearly lacking a common ancestral form, which just happen to be unicellular, eukaryotic, and heterotrophic.

Google previewAntarctic Lakes (2014)

by Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Jemma Wadham

The kingdom Protista is an artificial grouping that contains many organisms with no evolutionary affinities. The subkingdom Protozoa contains numerous phyla, some of which are entirely parasitic. Some protozoan parasites are of huge ...

Google previewAP Biology For Dummies (2008)

by Peter J. Mikulecky, Michelle Rose Gilman, Brian Peterson

Kingdom Protista is the most ...

Google previewEveryday Life Science Mysteries (2013)

Stories for Inquiry-based Science Teaching by Richard Konicek-Moran

Protista is a kingdom that seems to encompass everything that doesn't fit anywhere else, ranging from tiny protozoa to 30-meter-long kelp. It is important to ...

Google previewYet More Everyday Science Mysteries (2011)

Stories for Inquiry-based Science Teaching by Richard Konicek-Moran

Protista is a kingdom that seems to encompass everything that doesn't fit anywhere else, ranging from tiny protozoa to 30-meter-long kelp. It is important to ...

Google previewMemoirs of Egotism (1975)

by Stendhal

Kingdom Protista is a group of unicellular eukaryotes. They include protozoa, unicellular algae and slime moulds. They have varied forms of locomotion and nutrition (photosynthetic, chemosynthetic, ingestive or absorptive). • Kingdom Fungi ...

Google previewConcepts in Biology' 2007 Ed.2007 Edition

Protista. The kingdom Protista is a taxonomic category of convenience. Scientists do not actually think that the organisms in this group are closely related to one another. The only characteristic they share is that they are the simplest eukaryotic ...

Google previewAcademic Biology X

* Protista is a group of eukaryotic unicellular organisms. 'MOUTH HAUSTORIA GENITAL PORE VENTRAL SUCKER AMARBEL (CUSCUTA) EXCRETORY PORE 6 ...

Google previewExploring Biology in the Laboratory (2014)

by Murray P. Pendarvis, John L. Crawley

For convenience, presently at least six kingdoms are recognized; they include Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animalia. Keep in mind kingdom Protista is a hodge- podge kingdom; it will be discussed in Chapter 19.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

apearyotic unicelluar (kingdom Protista), and eucaryotic multicelluar and multinucleate. On each level there is divergence ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Resource Management (2011)

by Katherine Dunster

A four-kingdom scheme arose where the single-celled creatures were divided into the kingdom Monera and the kingdom Protista. Most recently, a fifth kingdom has been accepted, the kingdom Fungi. It should be noted however, that there ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering: A-L (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

apearyotic unicelluar (kingdom Protista), and eucary- otic multicelluar and multinucleate. On each level there is divergence in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ecology (2010)

by Michael Allaby

Protista See PROTOCTISTA. proto-Atlantic See lapetus ocean. protocooperation (facultative mutualism) An interaction between organisms of different species in which both organisms benefit, but neither is dependent on the relationship.

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

Protista See PROTOCTISTA. protoco-operation An interaction of species populations in which both populations benefit, but neither is dependent on the relationship. Compare MUTUALISM. protocorm A *tuber structure that develops from the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Evolutionary Biology (2009)

by Elizabeth Owen, Eve Daintith

The Protista proved problematical because it contained unicellular organisms formerly classified as plants or animals, plus organisms such as Euglena, that could be placed in both kingdoms. Two US biologists, Lynn MARGULIS and Karlene ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

protista The taxonomic Kingdom from which the other three eukaryotic kingdoms (Fungi, Animalia and ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2013)

by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie

Protista. Acellular organisms mostly lacking chlorophyll: flagellates (some of which do possess chlorophyll), amoebae, foraminifera, sporozoans, ciliates. Some of these form colonies, being incipiently multicelled.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1903)

An Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language, Giving a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

Pertaining to, connected with, or having t e characteristics of, the Protista [V. 696]. B. As subst. : Any individual of the Proflsta (V. 695]; a unicellular animal or plant. " The modes of reproduction among Protisu are many and variousf—Namral ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

PROTISTA, a name invented by Ernst Haeckel (Generelle Morphologie der Organismen, 1866) to denote a group of organisms supposed to be intermediate between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. As knowledge advanced the precise ...

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