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Protists Vocab

Protist A eukaryotic organism that cannot be classified as an animal, plant, or fungi.
Protozoan A unicellular, animal-like protist
Contractile vacuole The cell structure that collects extra water from cytoplasm and then expels it from the cell
Cilia Tiny, hairlike projections on the outside of cells that move in a wavelike manner
Algae Plant-like protists
Pigment 1. A colored chemical compound that absorbs light 2. A colored substance used to color another thing
Spore In bacteria, protists, and fungi, a thick-walled, tiny cell capable of surviving unfavorable conditions and then growing a new organism
Pseudopod A "false foot" or temporary bulge of cytoplasm used for feeding and movement in some protozoans
Created by: kdonnelly