hemisaprophyte

noun hemi·saprophyte

Definition of hemisaprophyte

  1. :  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

hemisaprophytic

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Origin and Etymology of hemisaprophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary 1hemi- + saprophyte


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