conjugant
noun Date: 1910 either of a pair of conjugating gametes or organisms

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  • conjugant — [kän′jə gənt] n. either of a pair of one celled organisms, or of gametes, in the process of conjugation …   English World dictionary

  • conjugant — ˈkänjəgənt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin conjugant , conjugans, present participle of conjugare to unite : one of a pair of conjugating gametes or organisms * * * /kon jeuh geuhnt/, n. Biol. either of two organisms participating in the process of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • conjugant — /kon jeuh geuhnt/, n. Biol. either of two organisms participating in the process of conjugation. [1905 10; CONJUG(ATE) + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • conjugant — A member of a mating pair of organisms or gametes undergoing conjugation. SEE ALSO: exconjugant. [L. con jugo, to join] * * * con·ju·gant kän ji gənt n either of a pair of conjugating gametes or organisms * * * con·ju·gant (konґj gənt)… …   Medical dictionary

  • conjugant — con·ju·gant …   English syllables

  • conjugant — con•ju•gant [[t]ˈkɒn dʒə gənt[/t]] n. dvl either of two organisms participating in the process of conjugation • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • conjugant — /ˈkɒndʒəgənt/ (say konjuhguhnt) noun one of a pair of organisms, cells or gametes undergoing conjugation …   Australian English dictionary

  • ex-conjugant — …   Useful english dictionary

  • conjugation — 1. The union of two unicellular organisms or of the male and female gametes of multicellular forms followed by partition of the chromatin and the production of two new cells. 2. Bacterial c., effected by simple contact, usually by means of… …   Medical dictionary

  • desmid — desmidian, adj. /dez mid/, n. any single celled freshwater algae of the family Desmidiaceae, characterized by a division of the body into mirror image halves joined by a bridge containing the nucleus, and having a spiny or bristly exterior:… …   Universalium

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