One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Genetics. Of or relating to any of several forms of apomixis in plants in which the progeny are genetically different from the parent despite the lack of fertilization; specifically designating or characterized by a form of parthenogenesis in which the embryo develops from a cell produced by a modified form of meiosis, involving chromosome pairing and recombination but no reduction in the number of chromosomes.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From sub- + sexual.
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