[sem-ee-uh-kwat-ik, -kwot-, sem-ahy-]
- partly aquatic; growing or living in or close to water, or carrying out part of its life cycle in water.
Origin of semiaquatic
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The semiaquatic mammal is sometimes hunted for its meat and hide.Which Country Should Snowden Live In?
July 7, 2013
The majority are terrestrial, but some species are semiaquatic.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
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.
- (of organisms, esp plants) occurring close to the water and sometimes within it
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- Adapted for living or growing in or near water, but not entirely aquatic.
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