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An individual organism, especially a symbiont.

[From -biont or back-formation from halobiont, symbiont, etc.]


(Biology) a living thing
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Noun1.biont - a discrete unit of living matterbiont - a discrete unit of living matter  
animate thing, living thing - a living (or once living) entity
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The important role of biont attack on shell persistence has been previously noted (Carver et al.
In land plants, generations A and B had sunk to the level of mere shoot-generations of a single biont.
Similarly, a Mantel test of correlation between host and sym biont genetic distance matrices revealed no significant association (Mantel's r = 0.