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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting animal]

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(protoctista is a kind of ...) the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia

(protoctista is a member of ...) a phylum in the kingdom Protoctista

(protoctista is a member of ...) lower plants; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae

(protoctista is a member of ...) large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants

(protoctista is a member of ...) free-swimming flagellate algae

(protoctista is a member of ...) mostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta

(protoctista is a member of ...) algae having chlorophyll a and usually c, and flagella of unequal lengths; terminology supersedes Chrysophyta in some classifications

(protoctista is a member of ...) in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers

(protoctista is a member of ...) any genus of Protoctista

(protoctista is a member of ...) any of the families of Protoctista

(protoctista is a member of ...) eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae

(protoctista is a member of ...) any of the unicellular protists

(protoctista is a member of ...) the order of protoctists

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