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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.asexually - in an asexual mannerasexually - in an asexual manner; "plants that reproduce asexually"
Translations

asexually

[eɪˈseksjʊəlɪ] ADVde forma asexual

asexually

[eɪˈsɛkʃəli] adv [reproduce] → par multiplication asexuée

asexually

adv reproduceasexuell, ungeschlechtlich
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The coral mass planting was started in 2012, using asexually reproduced corals in different coastal areas of the country, according to Virna Salac, DOST-PCAARD national coordinator of the coral restoration program.