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Of, relating to, or involving a form of reproduction in which recombination of genes from different individuals occurs without meiosis and fertilization, as in some fungi.
par′a·sex′u·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Genetics) of or relating to any form of reproduction in which the recombination of genes occurs by a process other than the fusion of gametes
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par•a•sex•u•al(ˌpær əˈsɛk ʃu əl)
of or pertaining to reproduction by recombination of DNA from genetically distinct individuals without the process of meiosis, as in bacterial conjugation or the fusion of nuclei within a multinucleate fungal cell.
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