parasexuality


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par·a·sex·u·al

 (păr′ə-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
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.
par′a·sex′u·al·ly adv.

parasexuality

(pærəˌsɛkʃʊˈælətɪ)
n
(Genetics) parasexual behaviour
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Fungi can also reproduce by another method known as parasexuality, in which two cells fuse but their nuclei may not fuse for some time.
Somewhat surprisingly there is nothing either on the parasexuality of the bathing beauty contests that were already a feature of many resorts in the interwar years, and through the challenge posed by feminism became a focus of resort conflict in the post -war period.