Meaning of sexuale in English:

sexuale

noun

Entomology
  • In aphids and coccids: a sexually reproductive individual. Usually in plural.

    Female sexuales are wingless and oviparous, while the males may or may not be wingless.

Pronunciation

sexuale

/ˌsɛkʃʊˈeɪli/ /ˌsɛksjʊˈeɪli/

Origin

Late 19th century. Originally (in plural) from scientific Latin sexuales, plural, use as noun of masculine or feminine plural of post-classical Latin sexualis; in later use (in singular) apparently with loss of -s by confusion with the English plural ending -s, perhaps also influenced by the post-classical Latin neuter singular sexuale.