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diplont

[dip-lont]
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noun Biology.
  1. the diploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.
  2. 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

noun
  1. an animal or plant that has the diploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
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Derived Formsdiplontic, adjective

Word Origin

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