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free-swimming

[free-swim-ing] /ˈfriˈswɪm ɪŋ/
adjective, Zoology
1.
(of aquatic organisms) not attached to a base nor joined in a colony; capable of swimming about freely.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for freeswimming

free-swimming

adjective
1.
(of aquatic animals or larvae) not sessile or attached to any object and therefore able to swim freely in the water
Derived Forms
free-swimmer, noun
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