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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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By the early 20th century it had become clear that many fungi could shift between one or more asexual forms, called anamorphs, and a sexual form called a teleomorph.
gay and bi men than asexual men, and more asexual women than gay and bi
One of the most active resources for asexual/non-asexual couples remains AVEN, which dedicates an entire section of its forum to non-asexual partners, friends, and allies of asexual people.
Counter to the short-term fitness benefits of asexual reproduction, clonal populations may be unable to escape any long-term co-evolutionary pressure that has specialized on their single genotype (Van Valen 1973; Stenseth 1979; Hamilton et al.
The difference they observed between asexual and sexual animals was surprising, given that they both appear to have an indefinite regenerative capacity.
Another process that links asexual development to regeneration is fragmentation.
At work, I'm a completely asexual person," she said.
You identify as asexual, but you have relationships with men and women.