parasexual

adjective
para·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌper-ə-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce parasexual (audio) , -shəl, ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of parasexual

: relating to or being reproduction that results in recombination of genes from different individuals but does not involve meiosis and formation of a zygote by fertilization as in sexual reproduction the parasexual cycle in some fungi

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parasexuality \ ˌper-​ə-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce parasexual (audio) , ˌpa-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of parasexual

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Parasexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasexual. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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parasexual

adjective
para·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌpar-ə-ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce parasexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of parasexual

: relating to or being reproduction that results in recombination of genes from different individuals but does not involve meiosis and formation of a zygote by fertilization as in sexual reproduction the parasexual cycle in some fungi

Other Words from parasexual

parasexuality \ -​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce parasexual (audio) \ noun, plural parasexualities

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