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semitropical

[sem-ee-trop-i-kuh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈtrɒp ɪ kəl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
Also, semitropic.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; semi- + tropical
Related forms
semitropics, plural noun
semitropically, adverb
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Examples from the web for semitropical
  • They can be grown indoors and outdoors, especially in humid semitropical climates.
  • Poor mineralization of otoliths occurs for a number of tropical and semitropical species.
British Dictionary definitions for semitropical

semitropical

/ˌsɛmɪˈtrɒpɪkəl/
adjective
1.
partly tropical
2.
another word for subtropical
Derived Forms
semitropics, noun:plural
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