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diplont

[ dip-lont ]
/ ˈdɪp lɒnt /
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noun Biology.
the diploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.
an organism having two sets of chromosomes in its somatic cells and a single, haploid set of chromosomes in its gametes.
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Origin of diplont

First recorded in 1920–25; dipl(o)- + -ont
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British Dictionary definitions for diplont

diplont
/ (ˈdɪplɒnt) /

noun
an animal or plant that has the diploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells

Derived forms of diplont

diplontic, adjective

Word Origin for diplont

C20: diplo- + Greek ōn being, from einai to be
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