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semiterrestrial

[sem-ee-tuh-res-tree-uh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i təˈrɛs tri əl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective, Biology.
1.
living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, especially as a breeding site:
Most amphibians are semiterrestrial.
Origin of semiterrestrial
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; semi- + terrestrial
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