asexual reproduction

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asexual reproduction n.
Reproduction occurring without the sexual union of male and female gametes.

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asexual reproduction   (ā-sěk'sh-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
See under reproduction.
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asexual reproduction [(ay-sek-shooh-uhl)]

The kind of reproduction in which it is not necessary to have two parents to produce offspring. The reproduction of single-celled organisms through fission, and the production of spores in some plants and plantlike organisms, are examples of asexual reproduction.

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