[kon-juh-guh nt]

noun Biology.

either of two organisms participating in the process of conjugation.

Origin of conjugant

First recorded in 1905–10; conjug(ate) + -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for conjugant



either of a pair of organisms or gametes undergoing conjugation
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conjugant in Medicine




Either of a pair of organisms, cells, or gametes undergoing conjugation.
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