hemiparasitic

adjective
hemi·par·a·sit·ic | \ˌhe-mē-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik, -ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of hemiparasitic 

botany

: of, relating to, or being a plant (such as mistletoe) that possesses chlorophyll and typically carries out photosynthesis but is partially parasitic on the roots or shoots of a plant host : semiparasitic hemiparasitic species — compare holoparasitic

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hemiparasite \ˌhe-mē-ˈper-ə-ˌsīt, -ˈpa-rə- \ noun plural hemiparasites
Botanists categorize mistletoes as hemiparasites—plants that can make food through photosynthesis after siphoning water and mineral nutrients from a host plant … — Laura A. Sessions

First Known Use of hemiparasitic

1899, in the meaning defined above

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