- 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.
Origin of diplont
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- an animal or plant that has the diploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
C20: diplo- + Greek ōn being, from einai to be