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Related to semiparasitic: hemiparasite
sem′i·par′a·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.
sem′i·par′a·sit·ism (-sĭ-tĭz′əm) n.
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1. (Botany) (of plants, such as mistletoe) obtaining some food from a host but undergoing photosynthesis at the same time
2. (Biology) (of bacteria or fungi) usually parasitic but capable of living as a saprotroph
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|Adj.||1.||semiparasitic - of or relating to plants that are semiparasites|
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