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semiaquatic

[ sem-ee-uh-kwat-ik, -kwot-, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i əˈkwæt ɪk, -ˈkwɒt-, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective Botany, Zoology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for semiaquatic

semiaquatic
/ (ˌsɛmɪəˈkwætɪk) /

adjective

(of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it
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Scientific definitions for semiaquatic

semiaquatic
[ sĕm′ē-ə-kwătĭk ]

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