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.
There is, however, one difference between beings produced sexually and asexually, which is very general.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) Charles Darwin
Under such changed conditions a complex organism, if only asexually propagated, would become extinct.
Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace
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
1862; see asexual + -ly (2).
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)
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.
the cosmic principle of order, justice, righteousness, and truth. Contemporary Examples The Huntsmans have five other children, in addition to Gracie and Asha. Mary Kaye Huntsman Calls Attack Ad Featuring Her Daughter ‘Disgusting’ Patricia Murphy January 6, 2012 In reading about Asha, its current location is hard to overlook—Research Triangle, North Carolina. STI Awareness Month […]
those associating with Muhammad at any time in his life.
(usually used predicatively): The very hills were ashake with the violence of the storm. Historical Examples He seemed to be in the last extremity of fright, with a face the color of clay and his limbs all ashake as one who hath an ague. The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle Blacky was all ashake again, […]
feeling shame; distressed or embarrassed by feelings of guilt, foolishness, or disgrace: He felt ashamed for having spoken so cruelly. unwilling or restrained because of fear of shame, ridicule, or disapproval: They were ashamed to show their work. Chiefly Midland U.S. (especially of children) bashful; timid. Contemporary Examples My friend immediately replied that he is […]