hemisaprophyte

noun
hemi·​saprophyte

Definition of hemisaprophyte

: a partial saprophyte:
a : an organism usually a saprophyte but capable of existing as a parasite — compare holosaprophyte
b : a plant containing a small amount of chlorophyll but obtaining most of its food material from humus

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Other Words from hemisaprophyte

hemisaprophytic \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for hemisaprophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary hemi- entry 1 + saprophyte

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“Hemisaprophyte.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemisaprophyte. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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