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free–living

adjective free–liv·ing \ˈfrē-ˈli-viŋ\

Definition of FREE-LIVING

1
:  marked by more than usual freedom in the gratification of appetites
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>
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First Known Use of FREE-LIVING

1818

Rhymes with FREE-LIVING

Medical Dictionary

free–living

adjective free–liv·ing \ˈfrē-ˈliv-iŋ\

Medical Definition of FREE–LIVING

1
:  not fixed to the substrate but capable of motility <a free–living protozoan>
2
:  being metabolically independent :  neither parasitic nor symbiotic

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