/ (ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt) /
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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
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Derived forms of hemiparasitehemiparasitic (ˌhɛmɪˌpærəˈsɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for hemiparasite
[ hĕm′ĭ-păr′ə-sīt′ ]
A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also carries on photosynthesis.
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