Origin of asexual
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Examples from the Web for asexual
New York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz described it as “fabulously complex, sexual, asexual, mysterious, powerful, impish.”The Tilda Swinton Weirdness Quiz: All About the MoMA-Napping Actress
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His encounter with a female Israeli soldier who seems at first rife for a sexual experience, ultimately proves an asexual one.Lena Dunham's First Time
October 29, 2012
A trio of men newly arrived from Vermont noted their surprise at the “asexual” vibe in the air.Canoodling at Wall Street
October 19, 2011
She indulged her preference for substantial fabrics that can be molded into asexual silhouettes that stand away from the body.Milan’s Day-Glo Exuberance
September 26, 2011
The whitewashed version of an asexual old man that has been in place for a century is passé.Mark Twain's Sex Toys
Laura Skandera Trombley
June 9, 2010
The former is therefore an asexual development, while the latter is sexual.
As with the last division, the reproduction of the melanospores may be asexual or sexual.
The asexual part of the life-cycle was first described by Th.
There are two kinds of reproduction, the sexual and the asexual.
This stolon is simply the stalk by which each median bud was primitively attached to the stolon of the first asexual form.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
- having no apparent sex or sex organs
- (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding
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Word Origin and History for asexual
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.
- Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or budding.
- Lacking interest in or desire for sex.
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