[sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
half below the surface of the ground:
the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.
adjective 1. achieving or having achieved success. 2. having attained wealth, position, honors, or the like. 3. resulting in or attended with success. adjective 1. having succeeded in one’s endeavours 2. marked by a favourable outcome 3. having obtained fame, wealth, etc
semisulcus sem·i·sul·cus (sěm’ē-sŭl’kəs, sěm’ī-) n. A slight groove on the edge of a bone or other structure that forms a complete sulcus when united with a similar groove on the corresponding adjoining structure.
adjective 1. somewhat sweet; containing a small amount of sweetening: a semisweet cookie; semisweet chocolate.
[sem-ee-sin-thet-ik, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i sɪnˈθɛt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. derived synthetically from one or more substances of natural origin. semisynthetic sem·i·syn·thet·ic (sěm’ē-sĭn-thět’ĭk, sěm’ī-) adj. Prepared by chemical synthesis from natural materials, as of a pharmaceutical. Consisting of a mixture of natural and synthetic substances.
- Semisystematic name
semisystematic name sem·i·sys·tem·at·ic name (sěm’ē-sĭs’tə-māt’ĭk, sěm’ī-) n. A name of a chemical compound that contains both systematic and trivial components, as for many generic or nonproprietary names of drugs. Also called semitrivial name.