parasexual


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parasexual

/para·sex·u·al/ (-sek´shoo-al) accomplished by other than sexual means, as by genetic study of in vitro somatic cell hybrids.

parasexual

(păr′ə-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or involving a form of reproduction in which recombination of genes from different individuals occurs without meiosis and fertilization, as in some fungi.

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