semi-erect

adjective
\ ˌse-mē-ə-ˈrekt How to pronounce semi-erect (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \
variants: or less commonly semierect

Definition of semi-erect

1 : incompletely upright in bodily posture semi-erect primates
2 : erect for half the length semi-erect stems

First Known Use of semi-erect

1822, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Semi-erect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semi-erect. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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