haplont

noun
hap·​lont | \ ˈha-ˌplänt How to pronounce haplont (audio) \

Definition of haplont

: an organism (such as some primitive algae) having a diploid zygote that undergoes meiosis to produce haploid cells

Other Words from haplont

haplontic \ ha-​ˈplän-​tik How to pronounce haplontic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of haplont

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Haplont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haplont. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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haplont

noun
hap·​lont | \ ˈhap-ˌlänt How to pronounce haplont (audio) \

Medical Definition of haplont

: an organism with somatic cells having the haploid chromosome number and only the zygote diploid — compare diplont

Other Words from haplont

haplontic \ ha-​ˈplänt-​ik How to pronounce haplontic (audio) \ adjective

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