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semiterrestrial

[ sem-ee-tuh-res-tree-uhl, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm i təˈrɛs tri əl, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective Biology.
living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, especially as a breeding site: Most amphibians are semiterrestrial.
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Origin of semiterrestrial

First recorded in 1915–20; semi- + terrestrial
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