partly aquatic; growing or living in or close to water, or carrying out part of its life cycle in water.
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How to use semiaquatic in a sentence
Focusing on the semiaquatic species Isotomurus retardatus, films at such extreme speeds as 10,000 frames per second showed plenty of control.
The semiaquatic mammal is sometimes hunted for its meat and hide.
The majority are terrestrial, but some species are semiaquatic.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life | Ernest Ingersoll
The semiaquatic Otter, and the still more thoroughly aquatic (marine) Enhydris, suggest an affinity in that direction.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
Turtles of the genus Terrapene belong to the Emyidae, a family comprising chiefly aquatic and semiaquatic species.
British Dictionary definitions for semiaquatic
(of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it
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Scientific definitions for semiaquatic
Adapted for living or growing in or near water, but not entirely aquatic.
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