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noun Biology.
  1. the haploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.
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Origin of haplont

1915–20; hapl- + -ont (cf. onto-)
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British Dictionary definitions for haplont


  1. biology an organism, esp a plant, that has the haploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
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Derived Formshaplontic, adjective
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