sexual-reproduction

sexual reproduction

noun Biology.
reproduction involving the union of gametes.

Origin:
1880–85

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sexual reproduction
 
n
reproduction involving the fusion of a male and female haploid gamete

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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  
See under reproduction.
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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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