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hemiparasite

/ˌhɛmɪˈpærɪˌsaɪt/
noun
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
Derived Forms
hemiparasitic (ˌhɛmɪˌpærəˈsɪtɪk) adjective
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hemiparasite
  (hěm'ĭ-pār'ə-sīt')   
A plant, such as mistletoe, that obtains some nourishment from its host but also carries on photosynthesis.
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