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asexual

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adjective asex·u·al \(ˌ)ā-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -shü-əl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Simple Definition of asexual

  • : not having or including sex

  • : of or relating to a kind of reproduction that does not involve the combining of male and female cells

Full Definition of asexual

  1. 1 :  lacking sex or functional sex organs <asexual plants>

  2. 2 a :  involving or reproducing by reproductive processes (as cell division, spore formation, fission, or budding) that do not involve the union of individuals or gametes <asexual reproduction> <an asexual generation> b :  produced by asexual reproduction <asexual spores>

  3. 3 :  devoid of sexuality <an asexual relationship>

asex·u·al·i·typlay \ˌā-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -shü-ˈa-\ noun
asex·u·al·lyplay \(ˌ)ā-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-lē, -shü-ə-, -ˌsek-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of asexual

  1. They had a completely asexual relationship.



1830

First Known Use of asexual

1830

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ASEXUAL Defined for Kids

asexual

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adjective asex·u·al \ˈā-ˈsek-shə-wəl\

Definition of asexual

  1. :  formed by, characterized by, or being a process of reproduction (as the dividing of one cell into two cells) that does not involve the combining of male and female germ cells

asex·u·al·ly \-wə-lē\ adverb



Medical Dictionary

asexual

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adjective asex·u·al \(ˈ)ā-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\

Medical Definition of asexual

  1. 1:  lacking sex or functional sexual organs

  2. 2:  produced without sexual action or differentiation <asexual spores>

  3. asex·u·al·i·ty \ˌā-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\play noun, plural asex·u·al·i·ties
    asex·u·al·ly \-ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-lē, -(ə-)lē\play adverb




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