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adjective \ˈfrē\

Medical Definition of free

freer; freest

  1. 1a:  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>

  2. 2a (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>

  3. 3:  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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