Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.