Meaning of semiparasitic

sem•i•par•a•sit•ic

Pronunciation: (sem"ē-par"u-sit'ik, sem"ī-), [key]
— adj.
  1. commonly parasitic but also capable of living on dead or decaying animal matter.
  2. partly parasitic and partly photosynthetic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: