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sexual reproduction

noun, Biology
1.
reproduction involving the union of gametes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for sexual reproduction

sexual reproduction

noun
1.
reproduction involving the fusion of a male and female haploid gamete
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sexual reproduction in Medicine

sexual reproduction n.
Reproduction by the union of male and female gametes to form a zygote. Also called syngenesis.

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sexual reproduction in Science
sexual reproduction  
See under reproduction.
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sexual reproduction in Culture

sexual reproduction definition


The production of a new living thing by two parent organisms, with each parent contributing half the material in the DNA of the offspring. The young, genetically different from either parent, can rapidly adapt to their environment by means of natural selection. (See chromosomes and meiosis.)

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