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dip•lont



Pronunciation: (dip'lont), [key]
n. Biol.
1. the diploid individual in a life cycle that has a diploid and a haploid phase.
2. an organism having two sets of chromosomes in its somatic cells and a single, haploid set of chromosomes in its gametes.

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