semiparasitic

adjective semi·par·a·sit·ic \ ˌse-mē-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- , -ˌpa-rə-ˈsi-tik \

Definition of semiparasitic

: of, relating to, or being a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and is capable of photosynthesis

semiparasite

play \ˌse-mē-ˈper-ə-ˌsīt, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˈpa-rə-ˌsīt\ noun

First Known Use of semiparasitic

circa 1909

in the meaning defined above

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