from The Century Dictionary.

  • Partly parasitic: said, for example, of the capsules of mosses which are supported partly by the leafy haplogamic part of the plant and partly by their own vegetative tissues.

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  • adjective botany Describing a plant that, although it uses photosynthesis, obtains some nutrition from other plants

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  • adjective of or relating to plants that are semiparasites


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