haplobiontic

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haplobiontic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Describing a plant or fungus that has either a haploid or a diploid phase (but not both) in its life cycle. That is, it lacks any alternation of generations.
    The algal ancestors of land plants were probably haplobiontic.

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