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haplont

[hap-lont] /ˈhæp lɒnt/
noun, Biology
1.
the haploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; hapl- + -ont < Greek ont-, stem of ṓn being, present participle of eînai to be (cf. onto-)
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British Dictionary definitions for haplont

haplont

/ˈhæplɒnt/
noun
1.
(biology) an organism, esp a plant, that has the haploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
Derived Forms
haplontic, adjective
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