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Any of numerous organisms, such as many fungi and protozoans, that are haploid except during the zygote stage.
[Greek haploos, single, simple; see haploid + -ont.]
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(Biology) biology an organism, esp a plant, that has the haploid number of chromosomes in its somatic cells
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the haploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.
[1915–20; hapl(oid) + -ont < Greek ont-, s. of ṓn being, present participle of eînai to be (compare onto-)]
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