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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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This was supported by failure to reproduce asexually in repeated laboratory infections of mice (Conn and Etges, 1984; McAllister and Conn 1990; McAllister et al.
Caption: Shape-shifters Many fungi can reproduce either sexually or asexually, depending on circumstances.
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reservation to the 1991 Convention was for the United States to continue providing protection for "varieties reproduced asexually .
Killing embryos, already done legally in abortion and IVF, raises the question if it is ever permissible to take innocent human life, but cloning challenges our sense of our origins even more than IVF because a clone must be produced asexually in a laboratory and is a deliberate recreation of an already existing genetic identity.
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Even though the Shmoo reproduced asexually, Daisy May insisted that because they were Dogpatch residents they had to participate in Sadie Hawkins Day, an annual celebration where the women would chase the men.
Greater yam cultivars overwhelmingly reproduce asexually, as reflected genetically, although sexual reproduction has been induced artificially (Abraham & Gopinathan Nair 1991).
Even if this is the case, in an asexually reproducing species, alleles conferring increased fitness arise extremely rarely.