semiterrestrial

semiterrestrial

[sem-ee-tuh-res-tree-uhl, sem-ahy-]
adjective Biology.
living mostly on land but requiring a moist environment or nearby water, especially as a breeding site: Most amphibians are semiterrestrial.

Origin:
1915–20; semi- + terrestrial

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