haplont

noun

hap·​lont ˈha-ˌplänt How to pronounce haplont (audio)
: an organism (such as some primitive algae) having a diploid zygote that undergoes meiosis to produce haploid cells
haplontic adjective

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First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of haplont was in 1920

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“Haplont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haplont. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

haplont

noun
hap·​lont ˈhap-ˌlänt How to pronounce haplont (audio)
: an organism with somatic cells having the haploid chromosome number and only the zygote diploid compare diplont
haplontic adjective
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