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haplont

[ hap-lont ]
/ ˈhæp lɒnt /
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noun Biology.
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

haplont
/ (ˈhæplɒnt) /

noun
biology an organism, esp a plant, that has the haploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells

Derived forms of haplont

haplontic, adjective
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