asexual reproduction


noun Biology.

reproduction, as budding, fission, or spore formation, not involving the union of gametes.

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Medical definitions for asexual reproduction

asexual reproduction

n.

Reproduction occurring without the sexual union of male and female gametes.
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Scientific definitions for asexual reproduction

asexual reproduction
[ ā-sĕkshōō-əl ]

See under reproduction.
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Cultural definitions for asexual reproduction

asexual reproduction
[ (ay-sek-shooh-uhl) ]

The kind of reproduction in which it is not necessary to have two parents to produce offspring. The reproduction of single-celled organisms through fission, and the production of spores in some plants and plantlike organisms, are examples of asexual reproduction.

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