asexuality


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asexuality - having no evident sex or sex organs
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
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Translations
asexualité
asessualità
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