hemiparasite


hemiparasite
hemiparasite [hem΄i par′ə sīt΄]
n.
1. Zool. an organism that may be either free-living or parasitic; facultative parasite
2. Bot. a parasitic plant, as the mistletoe, which carries on some photosynthesis but obtains a portion of its food, water, or minerals from a host plant
hemiparasitic [hem΄i par΄əsit′ik]
adj.

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