[ dip-lont ]
/ ˈdɪp lɒnt /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for diplont
/ (ˈdɪplɒnt) /
an animal or plant that has the diploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
Derived forms of diplontdiplontic, adjective
Word Origin for diplont
C20: diplo- + Greek ōn being, from einai to be
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