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ASEXUAL

 Dictionary entry overview: What does asexual mean? 

ASEXUAL (adjective)
  The adjective ASEXUAL has 1 sense:

1. not having or involving sex

  Familiarity information: ASEXUAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASEXUAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not having or involving sex

Synonyms:

asexual; nonsexual

Context examples:

an asexual spore / asexual reproduction

Similar:

agamic; agamogenetic; agamous; apomictic; parthenogenetic ((of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes in reproduction)

fissiparous (reproducing by fission)

neuter; sexless (having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs)

vegetal; vegetative ((of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes)

Attribute:

gender; sex; sexuality (the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles)

Antonym:

sexual (having or involving sex)


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