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Either of a pair of organisms, cells, or gametes undergoing conjugation.

[From Latin coniugāns, coniugant-, present participle of coniugāre, to unite; see conjugate.]


(Biology) either of a pair of organisms or gametes undergoing conjugation


(ˈkɒn dʒə gənt)

either of two organisms participating in the process of conjugation.
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Introducing the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugant vaccine into routine infant immunization programs appears to raise the rate of nasopharyngeal acquisition of pneumococcal serotype 19A strains in the first 2 years of life, according to a report.
In addition to their financial assistance package, the team is able to search its property database for available premises and act as a conjugant for planning enquiries, non-domestic rates etc.
Pneumococcal conjugant vaccine is currently licensed only to children and its safety and performance have not been sufficiently studied in adults.