/ (ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt) /


a parasitic plant, such as mistletoe, that carries out photosynthesis but also obtains food from its host
an organism that can live independently or parasitically

Derived forms of hemiparasite

hemiparasitic (ˌhɛmɪˌpærəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for hemiparasite

[ hĕm′ĭ-părə-sīt′ ]

A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also carries on photosynthesis.
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