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asexual

 [a-sek´shoo-al]
without sex; not pertaining to or involving sex.

a·sex·u·al

(ā-seks'yū-ăl),
1. Referring to reproduction without nuclear fusion in an organism.
2. Having no sexual desire or interest.
[G. a- priv. + sexual]

asexual

/asex·u·al/ (a-sek´shoo-al) having no sex; not sexual; not pertaining to sex.

asexual

(ā-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.
2. Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or budding.
3. Relating to or being a person who does not experience sexual attraction.
n.
A person who does not experience sexual attraction.

a·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
a·sex′u·al·ly adv.

asexual

[āsek′sho̅o̅·əl]
Etymology: Gk, a, not; L, sexus, male or female
1 not sexual.
2 pertaining to an organism that has no sexual organs.
3 pertaining to a process that is not sexual. asexuality, n.

asexual

adjective Referring to a lack of sexual interest.

noun A person with no interest in sexual activity.

asexual

adjective Sexless; occurring without sex; unrelated to sex

a·sex·u·al

(ā-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Referring to reproduction without nuclear fusion in an organism.
2. Having no sexual desire or interest.
[G. a- priv. + sexual]

asexual

Characterizing a simple form of binary, or budding, reproduction in which only a single individual organism is involved. Reproduction without male and female GAMETES.

a·sex·u·al

(ā-sek'shū-ăl)
1. Referring to reproduction without nuclear fusion in an organism.
2. Having no sexual desire or interest.
[G. a- priv. + sexual]

asexual

without sex; not pertaining to or involving sex.
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To more fully examine the speculative association between asexuality and sexual desire disorders, we sought to assess fantasy frequency and content among self-identified asexual individuals.
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In two large fungal groups (Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes that don't make lichens), the rule allowed fungi to have both a sexual and an asexual name.
features of his asexual sample: asexuals were more likely to be female,
She says, 'Platonic dating sites like Suzie's are an excellent resource, not only for the asexual community but other people as well who might not identify as asexual but may have other reasons for wanting a platonic relationship.
In a way, they try to be asexual too, especially in sectors which are very male- dominated and don't have women in the core areas.
For all their smouldering pouts and tiny outfits, the girls often seemed oddly asexual - perhaps it was because they never broke out in a sweat or even a smile that often.
Although alternation of generations initially referred to the alternation of sexual and asexual forms in animals, the term is now almost exclusively associated with the life cycles of plants, specifically with the alternation of haploid gametophytes and diploid sporophytes.
For example, an asexual being could not commit adultery.
He still bounds about the stage, still flashes that teasing bedroom-eye look, still manages to be both highly sexual and asexual at the same time.