Definition of unisexual in English:

unisexual

Line breaks: uni|sex¦ual
Pronunciation: /juːnɪˈsɛksjʊəl
 
, -ʃʊəl/

adjective

  • 1(Of an organism) either male or female; not hermaphrodite.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

unisexuality

Pronunciation: /-ʊˈalɪti/
noun
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  • 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.

unisexually

adverb
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  • 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.

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