semiparasitic
adjective Date: circa 1909 of, relating to, or being a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and is capable of photosynthesis • semiparasite noun

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  • semiparasitic — 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.… …   Universalium

  • semiparasitic — adjective Describing a plant that, although it uses photosynthesis, obtains some nutrition from other plants See Also: holoparasitic …   Wiktionary

  • semiparasitic — semi·parasitic …   English syllables

  • semiparasitic — /ˌsɛmipærəˈsɪtɪk/ (say .semeeparuh sitik) adjective 1. Biology commonly parasitic but capable of living on dead or decaying animal matter. 2. Botany partly parasitic and partly photosynthetic …   Australian English dictionary

  • semiparasitic — In botany, a plant that gets food from a host but also contains chlorophyll and is capable of photosynthesis …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • semiparasitic — adjective of or relating to plants that are semiparasites • Pertains to noun: ↑semiparasite * * * adjective see semiparasite * * * semiparasite /sem ee par euh suyt , sem uy /, n. semiparasitism /sem ee par euh suy tiz euhm, sem uy /, n …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lousewort — /lows werrt , wawrt /, n. any plant belonging to the genus Pedicularis, of the figwort family, as the wood betony, formerly supposed to cause lice in sheep feeding on it: one species, P. furbishiae (Furbish lousewort), of parts of Maine and New… …   Universalium

  • mistletoe — /mis euhl toh /, n. 1. a European plant, Viscum album, having yellowish flowers and white berries, growing parasitically on various trees, used in Christmas decorations. 2. any of several other related, similar plants, as Phoradendron serotinum,… …   Universalium

  • mistletoe — SYN: viscum (1). * * * mis·tle·toe mis əl .tō, chiefly Brit miz n any of various parasitic or semiparasitic plants (family Loranthaceae, the mistletoe family) that have thick leathery mostly opposite and sometimes scaly leaves and include some… …   Medical dictionary

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