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a- (without) +‎ sexuality; asexual +‎ -ity


asexuality (usually uncountable, plural asexualities)

  1. The state or quality of being asexual, that is:
    1. The state of experiencing little or no sexual attraction.
    2. The state of not having a sex or sexual organs.
      • 1971?, Roelof van den Broek, The Myth of the Phoenix, page 421:
        The same holds for Vincentius Victor in his discussion of the asexuality of the corporeal form of the soul. In Lactantius, who emphasizes the uncertainty concerning the sex of the phoenix, and in Zeno of Verona, who says that the phoenix is for itself both sexes, the background is again formed by the inferred asexuality of the phoenix.
    3. The quality (of a species or organism) of reproducing asexually.
      • 2003, Gimme Hugh Walter, Insect Pest Management and Ecological Research, page 166:
        The asexuality of insects is, in almost all cases, known to be a derived condition. That is, their evolution was contingent on the sexuality of their ancestral forms.
      • 2009, Chapter 13 of Lost Sex: The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis, Isa Schön, Koen Martens, Peter van Dijk (editors), page 263:
        While interpreted as supporting the asexuality of bdelloids, [...]

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