haplont

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noun hap·lont \ˈha-ˌplänt\

Definition of haplont

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

haplontic

play \ha-ˈplän-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of haplont

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1920


Medical Dictionary

haplont

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noun hap·lont \ˈhap-ˌlänt\

Medical Definition of haplont

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

haplontic

\ha-ˈplänt-ik\play adjective

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