semiparasite /sem'ee par"euh suyt', sem'uy-/, n.semiparasitism /sem'ee par"euh suy'tiz euhm, sem'uy-/, n.
/sem'ee par'euh sit"ik, sem'uy-/, adj.
1. Biol. commonly parasitic but also capable of living on dead or decaying animal matter.
2. Bot. partly parasitic and partly photosynthetic.
[1875-80; SEMI- + PARASITIC]

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