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a·sex·u·al

 (ā-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.
2. Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or budding.
3. Relating to or being a person who does not experience sexual attraction.
n.
A person who does not experience sexual attraction.

a·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
a·sex′u·al·ly adv.

asexual

(eɪˈsɛksjʊəl)
adj
1. (Biology) having no apparent sex or sex organs
2. (Biology) (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding
asexuality n
aˈsexually adv

a•sex•u•al

(eɪˈsɛk ʃu əl)

adj.
1.
a. having no sex or sexual organs.
b. independent of sexual processes, esp. not involving the union of male and female germ cells.
2. free from or unaffected by sexuality.
[1820–30]
a•sex`u•al′i•ty, n.
a•sex′u•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asexual - not having or involving sex; "an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
sexual - having or involving sex; "sexual reproduction"; "sexual spores"

asexual

adjective sexless, neutral, neuter asexual parasites
Translations
epäseksuaalinensukupuoletonsuvuton
asexuel
aszexuális
asexual

asexual

[eɪˈseksjʊəl] ADJasexual

asexual

[eɪˈsɛkʃəl] adj
(not involving sex) [reproduction] → asexuel(le), asexué(e); [relationship] → platonique
(without sexual organs) [creature, plant, parasite] → asexué(e)
(not sexually attracted to others) [person] → asexuel(e)

asexual

adjungeschlechtlich, geschlechtslos; personasexuell; reproductionungeschlechtlich

asexual

[eɪˈsɛksjʊəl] adjasessuale

a·sex·u·al

a. asexual, sin género;
___ reproductionreproducción sin unión sexual.
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