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-ont


a combining form meaning “being,” used in the formation of compound words: diplont, haplont.

Nearby words

-ome, -on, -one, -onic, -onium, -ont, -onym, -oon, -opia, -opsia, -opsis

Origin of -ont

< Greek -ont stem of ṓn “being,” present participle of eînai “to be” (cf. onto-)
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