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asexual

 [a-sek´shoo-al]
without sex; not pertaining to or involving sex.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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asexual

adjective Referring to a lack of sexual interest.

noun A person with no interest in sexual activity.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

asexual

adjective Sexless; occurring without sex; unrelated to sex
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
The traits for asexual reproduction persisted through two further generations of S-Apo rice.
"I Fell in Love with an Asexual" is the personal story of Evan Ocean, a man whose partner revealed to him that she had never felt physically or sexually attracted to him or anyone else.
Treatments First harvest Second harvest Average --Ministumps origin (1)-- Asexual 2.1 4.9 3.5a (3) Seminal 3.4 4.8 4.1a --Nutrient solution (2)-- Original 3.1 5.0 4.1a 75% of concentration 2.4 4.8 3.6a 50% of concentration 2.8 4.8 3.8a Average 2.7 4.8 3.8 CV (%) 25.6 (1) Ministumps from one-year-old seedlings (seminal) and plantlets obtained from rooting of root cuttings (asexual).
She could be asexual, but we believe there is more to it and she could benefit from counseling.
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., 1992) and by lack of morphology consistent with asexual reproduction (see Conn 1986; Conn and McAllister 1990; McAllister et al., 2005).
Research suggests that between 0.5% (Bogaert, 2013a) and 1% (Bogaert, 2004; Poston & Baumle, 2010) of the population is asexual, defined as having a lack of sexual attraction to anyone at all.
After sequencing the entire genomes of 11 sexual and asexual genotypes of Daphnia pulex, a model organism for the study of reproduction that is more commonly known as the water flea, the team discovered that every asexual genotype shared common combinations of alleles for two different chromosomes transmitted by asexual males without recombination.
By studying details in structures, the Tulasnes realized that at least some fungi sprouted more than one kind of reproductive "seed," as they called the sexual and asexual products.
HSDD is controversial in both feminist and asexual circles.
Asexual reproduction is the most ancient mode of reproduction and is observed in representatives of all phyla of modern Metazoa [1-3].