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asexual

1. having no apparent sex or sex organs
2. (of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding

asexual

[ā′seksh·ə·wəl]
(biology)
Not involving sex.
Exhibiting absence of sex or of functional sex organs.
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The rarity of asexual reproduction among Mesocestoides tetrathyridia (Cestoda).
One might assume that the low level of sexual interest experienced by asexual individuals would be associated with a complete lack of or infrequent masturbation.
One might think of this process as a transmissible asexual disease," notes Lynch.
By the early 20th century it had become clear that many fungi could shift between one or more asexual forms, called anamorphs, and a sexual form called a teleomorph.
gay and bi men than asexual men, and more asexual women than gay and bi
A quarter of our members are asexual, a quarter can't have sex for medical reasons, and half are just fed up with sex and the sexualisation of our society.
2010) from a single leg from 6 asexual females that had emerged from galls fitting the description of those induced by D.
According to Schulze-Lefert, wheat and barley mildew offspring from asexual reproduction are normally more successful than their sexually reproduced counterparts.
At work, I'm a completely asexual person," she said.
The chapters are organized into sections covering introductory issues; replication and expression of the genetic code; organelles; hyphal growth; metabolism; photobiology and circadian rhythms; nutrient, pH, and stress sensing; sexual development; asexual sporulation; interactions of fungi with plants or other fungi; and animal pathogens.
Some participants were surprised at how asexual, and levelling, the event was.
Bowing my head at a signal from an asexual man wearing a dress and swinging a smoking purse is also a thing of the past.