Asexuality



Biology.

having no sex or organs.
independent of processes, especially not involving the union of male and female germ cells.

free from or unaffected by sexuality:
an asexual friendship.
adjective
having no apparent sex or sex organs
(of reproduction) not involving the fusion of male and female gametes, as in vegetative reproduction, fission, or budding
n.

1877; see asexual + -ity.
adj.

1830, as a term in biology, a hybrid from a- (2) “not” + sexual. In general contexts, attested from 1896.

asexual a·sex·u·al (ā-sěk’shōō-əl)
adj.

Having no evident sex or sex organs; sexless.

Relating to, produced by, or involving reproduction that occurs without the union of male and female gametes, as in binary fission or budding.

Lacking interest in or desire for sex.

a·sex’u·al’i·ty (-āl’ĭ-tē) n.
a·sex’u·al·ly adv.
asexuality [(ay-sek-shooh-al-i-tee)]

Having no sexual organs, or engaging in no sexual activity.

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