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asexual generation

asexual generation in Medicine

asexual generation n.

  1. A generation that reproduces by asexual means only.

  2. Reproduction without the union of individuals or of the male and female germ cells; asexual reproduction. Also called nonsexual generation.

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  • In a large number of lower animals and plants sexual and asexual generation regularly alternate.

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  • Fissiparous: applied to that form of asexual generation in which the parent divides; each part becoming a new individual.

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