bi·​ont | \ ˈbīˌänt \
plural -s

Definition of biont

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a discrete unit of living matter : organism
-bi·​ont | \ ¦bīˌänt, ēˌänt \
plural -s

Definition of -biont (Entry 2 of 2)

: one having a (specified) mode of life aerobiont

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History and Etymology for biont


bi- entry 2 + -ont

Noun combining form

probably from German, modification of Greek biount-, biōn living, present participle of bioun to live, from bios mode of life

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“Biont.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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