free-swimming

adjective free-swim·ming \ ˈfrē-ˈswi-miŋ \

Definition of free-swimming

: able to swim about : not attached
  • the free-swimming larva of the barnacle

First Known Use of free-swimming

1841

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free-swimming

adjective free-swim·ming \ -ˌswim-iŋ \

medical Definition of free-swimming

: able to swim about : not attached
  • a free-swimming larva of a trematode

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