from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An organism that is haploid throughout its life cycle except as a zygote, when it is diploid, as in many algae and fungi.
Greek haplous, single, simple; see haploid + -ont.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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