[ sem-ee-par-uh-sit-ik, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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OTHER WORDS FROM semiparasiticsem·i·par·a·site [sem-ee-par-uh-sahyt, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm iˈpær əˌsaɪt, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, nounsem·i·par·a·sit·ism [sem-ee-par-uh-sahy-tiz-uhm, sem-ahy-], /ˌsɛm iˈpær əˌsaɪ tɪz əm, ˌsɛm aɪ-/, noun
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How to use semiparasitic in a sentence
The Cyclostomes are remarkable among vertebrates in that they are semiparasitic in habit.
British Dictionary definitions for semiparasitic
/ (ˌsɛmɪˌpærəˈsɪtɪk) /
(of plants, such as mistletoe) obtaining some food from a host but undergoing photosynthesis at the same time
(of bacteria or fungi) usually parasitic but capable of living as a saprotroph
Derived forms of semiparasiticsemiparasite (ˌsɛmɪˈpærəsaɪt), nounsemiparasitism (ˌsɛmɪˈpærəsɪˌtɪzəm), noun
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