asexual


asex·u·al

adjective \(ˌ)ā-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -shü-əl, -ˈsek-shəl\

: 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
:  lacking sex or functional sex organs <asexual plants>
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
:  devoid of sexuality <an asexual relationship>
asex·u·al·i·ty \ˌā-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -shü-ˈa-\ noun
asex·u·al·ly \(ˌ)ā-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wə-lē, -shü-ə-, -ˌsek-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ASEXUAL

  1. They had a completely asexual relationship.

First Known Use of ASEXUAL

1830

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

Rhymes with ASEXUAL

asex·u·al

adjective \(ˈ)ā-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASEXUAL

1
: lacking sex or functional sexual organs
2
: produced without sexual action or differentiation <asexual spores>
asex·u·al·i·ty \ˌā-ˌsek-shə-ˈwal-ət-ē\ noun, plural asex·u·al·i·ties
asex·u·al·ly \-ˈseksh-(ə-)wə-lē, -(ə-)lē\ adverb

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