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sexual vs. asexual reproduction

[ sek-shoo-uhl or, especially British, seks-yoo- ]
  1. of, relating to, or for sex: Publicly discussing sexual matters was frowned upon in those days.The store is known for selling sexual aids.
  2. occurring between or involving the sexes: In humans, melatonin concentrations are related to sexual maturation, with significant decreases occurring at the onset of puberty.
  3. having sexual organs or reproducing by processes involving both sexes: The patterns of genetic variation in sexual species tend to be very different from those in asexual species.
[ ey-sek-shoo-uhl ree-pruh-duhk-shuhn ]
  1. reproduction, as budding, fission, or spore formation, not involving the union of gametes.

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