semiparasite


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sem·i·par·a·site

 (sĕm′ē-păr′ə-sīt′, sĕm′ī-)
sem′i·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
sem′i·par′a·sit·ism (-sĭ-tĭz′əm) n.
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Noun1.semiparasite - a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and therefore is capable of photosynthesis
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
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Typical semiparasites of the Mediterranean maquis, such as Osyris alba, Thesium bergeri, and Viscum cruciatum, occur in the rock crevices, together with typical vines of the maquis.