Definition of hemiparasite in English:

hemiparasite

Line breaks: hemi|para¦site
Pronunciation: /hɛmɪˈparəsʌɪt
 
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noun

Botany
  • A plant which obtains or may obtain part of its food by parasitism, e.g. mistletoe, which also photosynthesizes.
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    • Angiosperm root hemiparasites attach to the root system of a host plant and extract xylem sap after gaining contact with xylem vessels.
    • In the case of hemiparasites that rely on solutes from the host transpiration stream, it is clear that a higher conductance of parasite xylem and stomata sustains water flux from the host.
    • Rhinanthus minor is a facultative hemiparasite found in natural and semi-natural grasslands throughout the UK and Europe.

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