protist

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protist (plural protists)

  1. (microbiology) Any of the eukaryotic unicellular organisms including protozoans, slime molds and some algae; historically grouped into the kingdom Protoctista.
    1. single celled eukaryotes + prokaryotes + sponges [to 1959]
    2. single-celled eukaryotes + prokaryotes [1959 - 1969]
    3. single celled eukaryotes [1969 - ]

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