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diplont

[dip-lont] /ˈdɪp lɒnt/
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
1920-1925
1920-25; dipl(o)- + -ont < Greek ont-, stem of ṓn being, present participle of eînai to be (cf. onto-)
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British Dictionary definitions for diplont

diplont

/ˈdɪplɒnt/
noun
1.
an animal or plant that has the diploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
Derived Forms
diplontic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: diplo- + Greek ōn being, from einai to be
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