asexual reproduction

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a·sex·u·al reproduction

(ā-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
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asexual reproduction

Reproduction requiring one parent. Offspring are identical to the parent.
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Noun1.asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametesasexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
apomixis - any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
blastogenesis - asexual reproduction by budding
budding - reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
fission - reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
fissiparity - reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
monogenesis, sporulation - asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores
parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a man
gemmation, pullulation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
reproduction - the process of generating offspring