semiparasitic

adjective
semi·​par·​a·​sit·​ic | \ ˌse-mē-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik How to pronounce semiparasitic (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-, -ˌpa-rə-ˈsi-tik \

Definition of semiparasitic

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

Other Words from semiparasitic

semiparasite \ ˌse-​mē-​ˈper-​ə-​ˌsīt How to pronounce semiparasitic (audio) , ˌse-​ˌmī-​ , -​mi-​ , -​ˈpa-​rə-​ˌsīt \ noun

First Known Use of semiparasitic

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiparasitic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiparasitic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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