\ ˈi|dᵊnt, ˈī|, |ˌdant \
plural -s

Definition of idant

: a hypothetical structural unit arising from an aggregation of ids and forming a basic element of the germplasm in the Weismannian theory of heredity

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First Known Use of idant

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idant

International Scientific Vocabulary id entry 1 + -ant; originally formed in German

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“Idant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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