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sexual reproduction

[ sek-shoo-uhl ree-pruh-duhk-shuhn ]
/ ˈsɛk ʃu əl ˌri prəˈdʌk ʃən /
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noun Biology.
reproduction involving the union of gametes.

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Origin of sexual reproduction

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for sexual reproduction

sexual reproduction

noun
reproduction involving the fusion of a male and female haploid gamete
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Scientific definitions for sexual reproduction

sexual reproduction

See under reproduction.
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Cultural definitions for sexual reproduction

sexual reproduction

The production of a new living thing by two parent organisms, with each parent contributing half the material in the DNA of the offspring. The young, genetically different from either parent, can rapidly adapt to their environment by means of natural selection. (See chromosomes and meiosis.)

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