Medical Dictionary


adj \ˈfrē\

Medical Definition of FREE

a :  relieved from or lacking something and especially something unpleasant or burdensome <free from pain> b :  not bound or confined by force <upon opening the skull a considerable amount of free blood is noted—H. G. Armstrong>
a (1) :  not united with, attached to, combined with, or mixed with something else <a free surface of a bodily part> (2) :  having the bare axon exposed in tissue <a free nerve ending> b :  not chemically combined <free calcium> c :  not permanently attached but able to move about <a free electron in a metal>
:  having all living connections severed before removal to another site <a free graft> <research…in free flap transfers—B. R. Alford>
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