Definition of unisexual in English:

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Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈsɛkʃʊəl/


1(Of an organism) either male or female; not hermaphrodite.
Example sentences
  • This means that the unisexual females are actually parasitizing bisexual males of these other species.
  • When H. frenatus arrives on an island, the population of the unisexual species plummets.
  • Various species may be unisexual, hermaphroditic, or have separate sexes.
1.1 Botany (Of a flower) having either stamens or pistils but not both.
Example sentences
  • Plants are characterized as having unisexual flowers and dichotomously forked leaves arranged in crowded whorls.
  • The genus has reduced unisexual flowers grouped into characteristic pseudanthia called cyathia.
  • They have unisexual flowers, are wind-pollinated, and apparently have a very short and inconspicuous flowering time so that the presence of flowers is easily overlooked.



Pronunciation: /juːnɪsɛkʃʊˈalɪti/
Example sentences
  • There are also ‘alternative mating systems,’ which include alternative male strategies, hermaphroditism, and unisexuality.
  • Rather than being a viewpoint in support of homosexuality, it's more like an argument favoring an androgynous unisexuality that even most gender benders would find unreflective of their lives.
  • It is likely that he achieved just the effect he was after here, as audiences are forced to confront in full force not homosexuality but unisexuality.


Example sentences
  • No difference in granuloma formation between naive and P. berghei-immunized animals and between unisexually and bisexually S. mansoni-infected mice was observed.
  • Thus, whereas the parental species reproduce sexually, the hybrid reproduces unisexually due to the result of meiotic drive, but still depends on a sexual hang-up.
  • With the first guy I mean it unisexually, and the second… femalely.

Words that rhyme with unisexual

asexual, bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, psychosexual, sexual, transsexual

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Line breaks: uni|sex¦ual

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