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Pronunciation: eks-kon'ju-gant

Definition: A member of a conjugating pair of protozoan ciliates after separation and before subsequent mitotic division of each of the exconjugants.

[ex- + L. conjugo, to join]

See Also: conjugant, conjugation3

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