semiterrestrial

[ sem-ee-tuh-res-tree-uh l, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i təˈrɛs tri əl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /

adjective Biology.

living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, especially as a breeding site: Most amphibians are semiterrestrial.

Origin of semiterrestrial

First recorded in 1915–20; semi- + terrestrial
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