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- adv. In an asexual manner; without having sex.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an asexual manner; without sexual agency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an asexual manner; agamically; agamogenetically.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an asexual manner
The term "asexually" as used in the act, is generally understood by horticulturists to mean any method of producing a plant except from seed.
But we must not forget -- and, indeed, one should not enter on the consideration of this subject without a knowledge of the fact -- that vast numbers of animals and plants reproduce themselves "asexually," as it is termed, namely, by breaking-off or separating buds, branches, or other good solid bits of their structure which, when thus separated, are capable of individual life and growth.
It will be observed, in referring again to the act, that the man who discovers some new plant and propagates it by any of the methods covered by the term "asexually" can have such plant patented under the terms of this law, but the patent law is one that is always construed strictly and obviously the application for patent would have to be made in the name of the man who actually discovered the plant.
Several samples had been cultured and had begun to squirm and even reproduce asexually in the lab.
Several of the organisms that had been cultured had begun to squirm and even reproduce asexually in the lab.
The snail can reproduce either sexually or asexually.
The New Zealand mud snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) is a lake-dwelling mollusc whose females can be either sexually reproducing (requiring male 'input' for successful embryo production), or asexually reproducing (clonally reproducing without sexual activity).
"The Brood," which Eisner will direct for Spyglass Entertainment based on a script from Cory Goodman, is a remake of David Cronenberg's 1979 horror film about a brood of asexually produced mutant children that act on the violent impulses of their mother thanks to a telepathic link.
We start with a single bacterium which reproduces asexually: they're clones.
And if the producers of Sesame Street say that Bert and Ernie are merely platonic friends living asexually in the same apartment, then one must accept them at their word.