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free–living

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adjective free–liv·ing \ˈfrē-ˈli-viŋ\

Definition of free–living

  1. 1 :  marked by more than usual freedom in the gratification of appetites

  2. 2 a :  not fixed to the substrate but capable of motility <a free–living protozoan> b :  being metabolically independent :  neither parasitic nor symbiotic <a free–living adult hairworm>



1818

First Known Use of free–living

1818

Rhymes with free–living


Medical Dictionary

free–living

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adjective free–liv·ing \ˈfrē-ˈliv-iŋ\

Medical Definition of free–living

  1. 1:  not fixed to the substrate but capable of motility <a free–living protozoan>

  2. 2:  being metabolically independent :  neither parasitic nor symbiotic




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