semiterrestrial

[ sem-ee-tuh-res-tree-uhl, sem-ahy- ]

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

Origin of semiterrestrial

1
First recorded in 1915–20; semi- + terrestrial

Words Nearby semiterrestrial

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