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[sem-ee-uh-kwat-ik, -kwot-, sem-ahy-]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. partly aquatic; growing or living in or close to water, or carrying out part of its life cycle in water.
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Origin of semiaquatic

First recorded in 1825–35; semi- + aquatic
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  1. (of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it
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semiaquatic in Science


  1. Adapted for living or growing in or near water, but not entirely aquatic.
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