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-biont


a combining form meaning "living in the environment specified," used in the formation of compound words: symbiont.

Nearby words

-ative, -ator, -atory, -bacter, -bashing, -biont, -biosis, -blast, -blastic, -ble, -bodied

Origin of -biont

< Greek biount-, variant stem of present participle of bioûn “to live”
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