diplobiont

noun
dip·​lo·​bi·​ont | \ ¦diplō¦bīˌänt, də̇ˈplōbēˌänt \
plural -s

Definition of diplobiont

: an organism in which a haploid generation alternates with a usually morphologically dissimilar diploid generation — compare diplohaplont

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Other Words from diplobiont

diplobiontic \ ¦diplōˌbī¦äntik , də̇¦plōbē¦äntik \ adjective

History and Etymology for diplobiont

dipl- + -biont

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“Diplobiont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplobiont. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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