biont


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biont

(bī′ŏnt′)
n.
An individual organism, especially a symbiont.

biont

A nonspecific term for any living organism or animate object.
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We are not arguing that biont attack on shell is trivial, rather that biological and geochemical agents likely work in tandem, by creating microzones of respired C[O.sup.2] and additional surface area for dissolution.
Celakovsky proposed that the spore-producing asexual bionts and egg-producing sexual bionts of algae are morphologically similar because they obey the same growth-laws.
Dissolution and maceration should slowly reduce total carbonate mass and the activities of boring bionts should also reduce carbonate mass.