Word Origin reproduction involving the union of gametes. Origin of sexual reproduction
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British Dictionary definitions for sexual reproduction reproduction involving the fusion of a male and female haploid gamete
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sexual reproduction in Medicine sexual reproduction Reproduction by the union of male and female gametes to form a zygote. syngenesis
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sexual reproduction in Science
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sexual reproduction in Culture
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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