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, in the meaning defined above

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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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