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  1. protist, protistannoun

    free-living or colonial organisms with diverse nutritional and reproductive modes


  1. protistanadjective

    Of or pertaining to the protists


  1. protistan

    Protistan is a term used to describe a diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms that are not plants, animals or fungi. They are predominantly unicellular, and live in various habitats, including freshwater, sea water, and soil. They can be either heterotrophic (obtaining nutrition from organic substances) or autotrophic (obtaining nutrition through photosynthesis or another form of chemical synthesis). The term protistan includes several groups such as algae, amoebas, and protozoa. This classification is largely historical and not used as a formal taxonomic group, as these organisms are now often classified into various distinct kingdoms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protistan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protistan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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