a New World plover, Charadrius semipalmatus, having a black ring around the chest and semipalmate feet, inhabiting beaches and salt marshes.
noun 1. a common North American sandpiper, Calidris pusillus, having semipalmate feet.
noun, plural paralyses [puh-ral-uh-seez] /pəˈræl əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. Pathology. a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord. a disease characterized by this, especially palsy. 2. a state of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike caused a […]
verb (used with object), paralyzed, paralyzing. 1. to affect with paralysis. 2. to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike paralyzed communications. paralyze par·a·lyze (pār’ə-līz’) v. par·a·lyzed, par·a·lyz·ing, par·a·lyz·es To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
[sem-ee-par-uh-sit-ik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. Biology. commonly parasitic but also capable of living on dead or decaying animal matter. 2. Botany. partly parasitic and partly photosynthetic. semiparasitic /ˌsɛmɪˌpærəˈsɪtɪk/ adjective 1. (of plants, such as mistletoe) obtaining some food from a host but undergoing photosynthesis at the same time 2. (of […]