semiaquatic
adjective Date: 1833 growing equally well in or adjacent to water; also frequenting but not living wholly in water

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  • semiaquatic — [sem΄ēə kwat′ik, sem΄ē əkwät′ik] adj. Biol. 1. growing in or near water, as certain plants 2. spending some time in water, as muskrats …   English World dictionary

  • semiaquatic — adj. [L. semis, half; aqua, water] Living in wet places, or partially in water …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • semiaquatic — /sem ee euh kwat ik, kwot , sem uy /, adj. Bot., Zool. partly aquatic; growing or living in or close to water, or carrying out part of its life cycle in water. [1825 35; SEMI + AQUATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiaquatic — adj. partly aquatic, living in water during part of its life (Botany, Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiaquatic — adjective 1》 (of an animal) living partly on land and partly in water. 2》 (of a plant) growing in very wet or waterlogged ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • semiaquatic — semi·aquatic …   English syllables

  • semiaquatic — sem•i•a•quat•ic [[t]ˌsɛm i əˈkwæt ɪk, ˈkwɒt , ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. bot zool. growing or living in or close to water or carrying out part of the life cycle in water …   From formal English to slang

  • semiaquatic — /sɛmiəˈkwɒtɪk/ (say semeeuh kwotik) adjective partly aquatic; growing or living close to water, and sometimes found in or entering water …   Australian English dictionary

  • semiaquatic — adjective 1. having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form • Syn: ↑amphibiotic • Similar to: ↑amphibious • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science 2. partially aquatic; living or growing partly on la …   Useful english dictionary

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