semiterrestrial
adjective Date: 1919 1. growing on boggy ground 2. frequenting but not living wholly on land

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  • semiterrestrial — /sem ee teuh res tree euhl, sem uy /, adj. Biol. living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, esp. as a breeding site: Most amphibians are semiterrestrial. [1915 20; SEMI + TERRESTRIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiterrestrial — sem•i•ter•res•tri•al [[t]ˌsɛm i təˈrɛs tri əl, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. ecl living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, esp. as a breeding site: Most amphibians are semiterrestrial[/ex] • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • semiterrestrial — semi·terrestrial …   English syllables

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