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(proʊˈtɪs tə)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
a taxonomic kingdom comprising the protists.
[1875–80; < New Latin; see protist]
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Noun1.Protista - eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae
kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista - 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
protist, protistan - free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes
division - (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
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NETs have been shown to aid in the entrapment and killing of Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, fungi, parasites, and protista.
Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part C, Protista, 2.
Proceeding of Annual Scientist Meet of All India Co-ordinated Research Projects on 'Intracellular blood protista with special reference to the immunoprophylaxis and control', 8th February, Haryan Agricultrual University, Hisar, India.
Old textbooks had drawn a eukaryote treetop that branched into three kingdoms of mostly multicellular organisms (plants, animals and fungi) and one hodgepodge kingdom of single-celled beasts called Protista.
Uni-cellular organisms of the kingdom protista, characterized by a silica shell of often intricate and beautiful sculpturing.
The world of bacteria, micro-sized fungi, archaea, protista (plant-like algae and animal-like protozoa), viruses (which may not technically qualify as life forms) and symbiont combinations is huge, important, and missing.
Some classical aquaporins (AQP1, -6) and Glps from Protista to Mammalia also evolved this function.
Organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades.
Era pues un neologismo sintomatologico y una timida e inadecuada aproximacion nosologica que, bajo la influencia de Linneo (1707-1778), se reflejo en la clasificacion etiologica de John Siegel (1861-1941) quien propuso en 1905 el genero protista Cytorhyctes o Cytorrhyctes.
El interes por este protista flagelado se ha incrementado a partir de la segunda mitad del siglo XX, al ser reconocido como un patogeno potencial por primera vez en 1962 (Paulino, 2005), debido a que el hospedero infectado elimina el quiste de Giardia al medio ambiente con las heces, y el hospedero susceptible contrae la infeccion por la ingestion de estos a traves de alimentos mal procesados o el agua sin tratamiento adecuado (Fernandez y Diaz, 2003; Nunez, 2004).
Eukarya are divided into four kingdoms: protista (single celled or simple multicellular organisms), fungi, plants, and animals.