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Meaning of "sexual reproduction" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

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Sexual reproduction is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEXUAL REPRODUCTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a process that creates a new organism by combining the genetic material of two organisms. It occurs in eukaryotes. Prokaryotes display processes similar to sex, but they do not lead to reproduction. Prokaryotes reproduce through asexual reproduction. In multicellular eukaryote organisms, an individual is created anew; in prokaryotes, the initial cell has additional or transformed genetic material. In a process called genetic recombination, genetic material originating from two different individuals join up so that homologous sequences are aligned with each other, and this is followed by exchange of genetic information. After the new recombinant chromosome is formed, it is passed on to progeny. Sexual reproduction is the primary method of reproduction for the vast majority of macroscopic organisms, including almost all animals and plants. The evolution of sexual reproduction is a major puzzle. The first fossilized evidence of sexual reproduction in eukaryotes is from the Stenian period, about 1 to 1.2 billion years ago.

Definition of sexual reproduction in the English dictionary

The definition of sexual reproduction in the dictionary is reproduction involving the fusion of a male and female haploid gamete.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

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sexual health
sexual intercourse
sexual orientation
sexual politics
sexual preference
sexual selection
sexual services
sexual spore
sexual stereotyping
sexualisation
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sexualism
sexualist
sexuality

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

accreditation
action
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collection
connection
construction
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direction
fiction
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introduction
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selection
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Synonyms and antonyms of sexual reproduction in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sexual reproduction» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTION

Find out the translation of sexual reproduction to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sexual reproduction from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sexual reproduction» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有性繁殖
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reproducción sexual
570 millions of speakers

English

sexual reproduction
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यौन प्रजनन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التكاثر الجنسي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

половое размножение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

reprodução sexual
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যৌন প্রজনন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la reproduction sexuée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembiakan seksual
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sexuelle Fortpflanzung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

有性生殖
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유성 생식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Reproduksi seksual
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sinh sản hữu tính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாலியல் இனப்பெருக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लैंगिक प्रजनन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eşeyli üreme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

riproduzione sessuale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozmnażanie płciowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

статеве розмноження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

reproducerea sexuală
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σεξουαλική αναπαραγωγή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seksuele voortplanting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sexuell reproduktion
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

seksuell reproduksjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sexual reproduction

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEXUAL REPRODUCTION»

The term «sexual reproduction» is regularly used and occupies the 96.926 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEXUAL REPRODUCTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sexual reproduction» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sexual reproduction» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sexual reproduction

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEXUAL REPRODUCTION»

Discover the use of sexual reproduction in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sexual reproduction and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sexual reproduction of tree crops
This book focuses specifically on tree cultivation.
M. Sedgley, A. R. Griffin, 1989
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Atlas of Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Comprising about one hundred plates this atlas documents and describes the processes concerning the sexual reproduction in higher plants.
Mauro Cresti, Stephen Blackmore, Jacobus L. van Went, 2012
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Sexual Reproduction in Higher Plants: Proceedings of the ...
Based on papers presented at the International Symposium on Sexual Reproduction in Higher Plants, this volume covers the topics: micro- and macrosporogenesis, the activation and recognition of mature pollen, pollen germination and tube ...
Mauro Cresti, Paolo Gori, Ettore Pacini, 2011
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On Sexual Reproduction as a New Critique of the Theory of ...
In this work, a new criticism of the theory of natural selection is introduced.
Joris van Rossum, 2014
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Encyclopedia of Evolution
Some animals, such as many species of aphids, propagate themselves asexually during the summer and undergo sexual reproduction in the autumn. Within the fungus kingdom, most species have sexual reproduction, although in many fungi  ...
Stanley A. Rice, 2009
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Sexual Reproduction and Signal Transduction in the Candida ...
Although the majority of the population carries Candida spp as normal components of their microbiota, these species are important human pathogens that have the ability to cause disease under conditions of immunosuppression or altered host ...
Jennifer L. Reedy, 2008
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The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Sexual Reproduction
Winfield S. Hall. to aggravate than allay the sexual desires. Such a condition of the sexual apparatus is likely to cause a nocturnal emission, relieving this tension and emptying the gorged gland ducts. If the nocturnal emission does not occur, ...
Winfield S. Hall
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Introductory Microbiology
Fungi are classified according to their method of sexual reproduction, but there is a group of fungi in which sexual reproduction has not been observed and they exist only in the anamorphic state. These fungi are collected together in an ...
J. Heritage, E. G. V. Evans, R. A. Killington, 1996
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How Soil Nutrient Availability Affects Plant Sexual ...
The harsh growing conditions of the arctic biome, in particular low temperatures and soil nutrient availability, restrict the growth and reproduction of arctic plant species.
Carol Ann Moulton, 2009
10
Biology of Behaviour: Mechanisms, Functions and Applications
Before considering behaviour leading to mating, there are general discussions of the consequences of sexual reproduction and the various mating systems. Sexual reproduction and mating systems In order to discuss strategies of reproductive ...
D. M. Broom, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEXUAL REPRODUCTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sexual reproduction is used in the context of the following news items.
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Researchers receive 2.6 million euros to study evolution of sexual
It is therefore crucial to study the process of sexual reproduction in higher ... steps in the evolution of plant reproduction, including ancient mechanisms of gamete ... «News-Medical.net, Jul 15»
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'Do more to uphold sexual reproductive health rights'
The organisation started in 2002 in Geneva and has 42 members which have a unique way of ensuring that the challenges of sexual reproduction are fought. «Times of Zambia, Jul 15»
3
Cloning Leads To More Longevity Than Sexual Reproduction
Starfish that reproduce through cloning avoid aging to a greater extent than those that propagate through sexual reproduction, say researchers who investigated ... «Science 2.0, Jun 15»
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These Lonely Sharks Reproduce Without Sex, and Who Can Blame …
The pair had stumbled upon some of the only animals known to have switched in the wild from sexual reproduction to asexual. These sawfish, a type of shark, ... «Slate Magazine, Jun 15»
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Sexual reproduction is good for the human genome
Theories on the genetic advantages of sexual reproduction abound within the biological sciences community, but there has been scant evidence at the ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Feb 15»
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Research affirms sexual reproduction avoids harmful mutations
"These findings allow us to understand why an enormous diversity of species around the world go through the laborious process of sexual reproduction," says ... «Phys.Org, Jan 15»
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New book from CSHL Press explores the evolution of sexual
Contributors review multiple examples of sexual antagonism (e.g., parental care and ... and biologists who are interested in the evolution of sexual reproduction. «EurekAlert, Sep 14»
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100-Million-Year Old Amber Fossil Preserves Ancient Flowers …
... of sexual reproduction in flowering plants in a 100-million-year old amber fossil. ... The fossilized record of reproduction was discovered by researchers from ... «International Business Times, Jan 14»
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Which Parent Do Fungi Take After?
Sexual reproduction ensures genetic diversity: A mother and father who aren't related each contribute half of their DNA, which is scrambled together to provide ... «Science AAAS, Sep 13»
10
The Persistent Enigma of Sexual Reproduction
Assuming a sexually reproducing female gives birth to an equal number of male ... To transition, therefore, from a state of asexuality to sexual reproduction is, ... «Discovery Institute, Dec 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sexual reproduction [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sexual-reproduction>. Nov 2019 ».
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