Definition of Asexual

1. Adjective. Not having or involving sex. "Asexual reproduction"

Exact synonyms: Nonsexual
Attributes: Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Similar to: Agamic, Agamogenetic, Agamous, Apomictic, Parthenogenetic, Fissiparous, Neuter, Sexless, Vegetal, Vegetative
Derivative terms: Asexuality
Antonyms: Sexual

Definition of Asexual

1. a. Having no distinct sex; without sexual action; as, asexual reproduction. See Fission and Gemmation.

Definition of Asexual

1. Adjective. (biology) Having no distinct sex, having no sexual organs. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Without sexual action; reproducing by some other method than sex. ¹

3. Adjective. Not sexual in nature, not marked by sexual activity. (Compare ''Platonic''.) ¹

4. Adjective. Not experiencing sexual attraction; lacking interest in or desire for sex. ¹

5. Noun. (biology) A species which reproduces by asexual rather than sexual reproduction, or a member of such a species. ¹

6. Noun. A person who does not experience sexual attraction; a person who lacks interest in or desire for sex. ¹

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Definition of Asexual

1. occurring or performed without sexual action [adj]

Medical Definition of Asexual

1. Without sex. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asexual

aseptic bursitis
aseptic fever
aseptic meningitis
aseptic necrosis
aseptic surgery
aseptic technique

Literary usage of Asexual

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"14 is a section passing through a group of asexual embryos imbedded in adipose tissue. ... They are easily distinguishable from the asexual embryos by their ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In these cases the form developed from the sexually produced spore is always asexual, whereas that derived from the asexually produced spore may be sexual, ..."

3. The Evolution of Sex in Plants by John Merle Coulter (1914)
"which would have eliminated asexual reproduction if it was eliminated at all among plants, reproduction by tubers, bulbs, and cuttings, as well as the ..."

4. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"These methods fall mainly into two great groups, asexual and sexual generation, ... The chief characteristic of asexual reproduction is the fact that only a ..."

5. Genetics and Eugenics: A Text-book for Students of Biology and a Reference by William Ernest Castle (1916)
"Jennings was the first to take this matter up in connection with the asexual reproduction of the protozoan, paramecium. He was unable to detect any genetic ..."

6. A Treatise on the British Freshwater Algae by George Stephen West (1904)
"Many of these non- motile asexual spores, which may be either ... methods of asexual reproduction is by means of ..."

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