Origin of asexual
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- 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
Word Origin and History for asexuality
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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Having no sexual organs, or engaging in no sexual activity.
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