HyperDic: protoctista

English > 1 sense of the word Protoctista:
NOUNanimalProtoctista, kingdom Protoctistain most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista
English > Protoctista: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningIn 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.
Synonymkingdom Protoctista
MembersChlorophyta, division Chlorophytalarge division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll ... / chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls
Chrysophyta, division ChrysophytaMostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment
Cryptophyta, phylum CryptophytaA phylum in the kingdom Protoctista
Euglenophyta, division Euglenophytafree-swimming flagellate algae
Heterokontophyta, division Heterokontophytaalgae having chlorophyll a and usually c, and flagella of unequal lengths
Protista, division Protistaeukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals
Protozoa, phylum ProtozoaIn some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom
Rhodophyta, division RhodophytaLower plants
protoctistAny of the unicellular protists
protoctist familyAny of the families of Protoctista
protoctist genusAny genus of Protoctista
protoctist orderThe order of protoctists
BroaderkingdomThe highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped
SpanishProtoctista, protoctistas, reino protoctista

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