|hemiparasite or semiparasite (ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt)|
|1.||a parasitic plant, such as mistletoe, that carries out photosynthesis but also obtains food from its host|
|2.||an organism that can live independently or parasitically|
|semiparasite or semiparasite|
|hemiparasitic or semiparasite|
|hemiparasite (hěm'ĭ-pār'ə-sīt') Pronunciation Key
A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also carries on photosynthesis.