hemiparasite[hem′i par′ə sīt′]
hemiparasite definition by Webster's New World
- Zool. an organism that may be either free-living or parasitic; facultative parasite
- Bot. a parasitic plant, as the mistletoe, which carries on some photosynthesis but obtains a portion of its food, water, or minerals from a host plant
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- hemiparasitic adjective
hemiparasite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also photosynthesizes. Also called semiparasite.
- An organism that can live either independently or as a parasite.
- hemˌi·parˌa·sitˈic adjective
hemiparasite - Science Definition
A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also carries on photosynthesis.