haplont

haplont

[hap-lont]
noun Biology.
the haploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.

Origin:
1915–20; hapl- + -ont < Greek ont-, stem of ṓn being, present participle of eînai to be (cf. onto-)

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haplont (ˈhæplɒnt)
 
n
biology an organism, esp a plant, that has the haploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
 
ha'plontic
 
adj

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