-biont

-biont
\\|bīˌänt, _bēˌänt\ noun combining form (-s)
Etymology: probably from German, modification of Greek biount-, biōn living, present participle of bioun to live, from bios mode of life — more at quick
: one having a (specified) mode of life

aerobiont

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-biont combining form
Signifying an organism belonging to a specified habitat or environment
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Main Entry:biont

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-biont, comb. form Biol.
Brit. /ˈbʌɪɒnt/, U.S. /ˈbaɪˌɑnt/
[Irregularly > comb. form), probably after symbiont n. and formations in -ont comb. form.]
Affix. Forming nouns denoting kinds of living organism, esp. with reference to particular modes of life, as haplobiont, photobiont, protobiont.

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  • biont — BIÓNT elem. organism, fiinţă biologică . (< fr. biont, cf. gr. bios, ntos, viaţă) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • biont — biont. См. бионт. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • biont — bȉont m <N mn i, G nātā> DEFINICIJA biol. zasebna jedinka žive tvari; organizam ETIMOLOGIJA bio + grč. ṓn: koji jest …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Biont — biontas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmas, per evoliuciją prisitaikęs gyventi tam tikroje aplinkoje – biotope, pvz., aerobiontas. atitikmenys: angl. biont vok. Biont, m rus. бионт, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • biont — biontas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmas, per evoliuciją prisitaikęs gyventi tam tikroje aplinkoje – biotope, pvz., aerobiontas. atitikmenys: angl. biont vok. Biont, m rus. бионт, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • biont — noun a discrete unit of living matter • Hypernyms: ↑living thing, ↑animate thing * * * ˈbīˌänt noun ( s) Etymology: bi (II) + ont : a discrete unit of living matter …   Useful english dictionary

  • -biont — aff. a combining form meaning “an organism” or “a part of an organism” that takes the form or lives in the environment specified by the initial element: phycobiont[/ex] • Etymology: < Gk biont , s. of biṓn, prp. of bioûn to live …   From formal English to slang

  • biont — n. [Gr. bion, life; on, being] A living thing; a member of a biome …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • -biont — bi·ont (bīʹŏnt ) suff. Living organism; mode of living: symbiont.   [bio + ont.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Biont — Bi|ọnt 〈m. 16〉 (selbstständiges) Lebewesen [<grch. bios „Leben“ + on, Gen. ontos „seiend“] …   Universal-Lexikon

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