[ UK /sˌɛmɪəkwˈætɪk/ ]
  1. having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form
  2. partially aquatic; living or growing partly on land and partly in water
    a marginal subaquatic flora
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How To Use semiaquatic In A Sentence

  • Hiding out in or near steamy rivers and swamps in South America east of the Andes from Colombia to Paraguay and also on the island of Trinidad, these semiaquatic serpents are the largest snakes in the world.
  • Another characteristic of aquatic and semiaquatic mammals is that they are often well insulated; beavers accomplish insulation by a pelage that consists of long overfur (guard hairs) and dense underfur.
  • The majority live in relatively open habitats, such as plains and savannas, but others dwell in forests, and one group is semiaquatic.
  • This second transition appears more profound than the first in that the distance traveled was greater and the full spectrum of semiaquatic locomotor morphologies was crossed.
  • The specialization of the marsh-deer, by the way, is further shown in its hoofs, which, thanks to its semiaquatic mode of life, have grown long, like those of such African swamp antelopes as the lechwe and situtunga. IV. The Headwaters of the Paraguay
  • This small, cryptic, semiaquatic plant has 33 miles of designated critical habitat along the San Pedro River.
  • In Moreton Bay the semiaquatic fern called bungwall was the mainstay of local tribes.
  • Some species are semiaquatic; others live underground; yet others spend their entire lives in the canopy of tropical forest.
  • Pavement rock depressions that retain shallow water for all or most of the year contain two aquatic or semiaquatic plants, both confined to these granitic habitats in Georgia and surrounding areas.
  • They include the extraordinary bill of the platypus, an egg-laying semiaquatic mammal from Australia.
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