diplont

diplont

[dip-lont]
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.

Origin:
1920–25; dipl(o)- + -ont < Greek ont-, stem of ṓn being, present participle of eînai to be (cf. onto-)

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diplont (ˈdɪplɒnt)
 
n
an animal or plant that has the diploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
 
[C20: diplo- + Greek ōn being, from einai to be]
 
dip'lontic
 
adj

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