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sem·i·a·quat·ic

 (sĕm′ē-ə-kwŏt′ĭk, -kwăt′-, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
1. Living or able to live both on land and in the water: semiaquatic rodents.
2. Growing in saturated soil: a semiaquatic fern.

semiaquatic

(ˌsɛmɪəˈkwætɪk)
adj
1. (Botany) (of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it
2. (Zoology) (of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it

sem•i•a•quat•ic

(ˌsɛm i əˈkwæt ɪk, -ˈkwɒt-, ˌsɛm aɪ-)

adj.
growing or living in or close to water or carrying out part of the life cycle in water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semiaquatic - having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult formsemiaquatic - having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amphibious - operating or living on land and in water; "amphibious vehicles"; "amphibious operations"; "amphibious troops"; "frogs are amphibious animals"
2.semiaquatic - partially aquatic; living or growing partly on land and partly in water; "a marginal subaquatic flora"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
aquatic - operating or living or growing in water; "boats are aquatic vehicles"; "water lilies are aquatic plants"; "fish are aquatic animals"
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