free-swimming

adjective
free-swim·​ming | \ ˈfrē-ˈswi-miŋ How to pronounce free-swimming (audio) \

Definition of free-swimming

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

First Known Use of free-swimming

1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Free-swimming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free-swimming. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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free-swimming

adjective
free-swim·​ming | \ -ˌswim-iŋ How to pronounce free-swimming (audio) \

Medical Definition of free-swimming

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

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