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  • free-living — adj. (Biology) Living independently of other organisms; not parasitic or commensal. Note: eating other organisms is not considered dependence in this sense. Syn: nonparasitic, nonsymbiotic. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free-living — [frē′liv΄iŋ] adj. 1. indulging freely in eating, drinking, and similar pleasures 2. Biol. living independently of any other organism: not parasitic or symbiotic …   English World dictionary

  • Free-living — Free liv ing, n. Unrestrained indulgence of the appetites as a way of life. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free-living — free liv·ing frē liv iŋ adj 1) not fixed to the substrate but capable of motility <a free living protozoan> 2) being metabolically independent: neither parasitic nor symbiotic …   Medical dictionary

  • free-living — adjective Date: 1818 1. marked by more than usual freedom in the gratification of appetites 2. a. not fixed to the substrate but capable of motility < a free living protozoan > b. being metabolically independent ; neither parasitic nor symbiotic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • free-living — /fri ˈlɪvɪŋ/ (say free living) adjective 1. of or relating to a person who turns their back on obligations or responsibilities in order to indulge their appetites and desires to the full. 2. (of a worm) non parasitic or in a non parasitic stage.… …  

  • free-living — free′ liv′ing adj. 1) following a way of life in which one freely indulges one s appetites and desires 2) bio tax a) able to obtain nourishment independently of another organism; neither parasitic nor symbiotic b) capable of motility; not… …   From formal English to slang

  • free-living — /free liv ing/, adj. 1. following a way of life in which one freely indulges the appetites, desires, etc. 2. Biol. noting an organism that is neither parasitic, symbiotic, nor sessile. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Free-living amebic infection — Causal Agents Naegleria fowleri and Acanthamoeba spp. are commonly found in lakes, swimming pools, tap water, and heating and air conditioning units. While only one species of Naegleria is known to infect humans, several species of Acanthamoeba… …   Wikipedia

  • free-living — adjective Biology living freely and independently, not as a parasite or attached to a substrate …   English new terms dictionary

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