hemiparasite

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hemiparasite

[¦he·mē′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
A parasite capable of a saprophytic existence, especially certain parasitic plants containing some chlorophyll. Also known as semiparasite.
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The earleaf false foxglove (Tomanthera auriculata, Scrophulariaceae) is an annual, hemiparasitic herb of middle America where it is a species of conservation concern in all states of occurrence.
Mineral nutrition and water relations of hemiparasitic mistletoes: a question of partitioning experiments with Loranthus europaeus on Quercus petraea and Q.
The members of this family are either hemiparasitic (with chlorophyll) or parasitic (without chlorophyll) and attach to the roots or stems of other plants.