free-swimming definition

  • adjective:
    • capable swim freely; not sessile or attached: the free-swimming larva associated with the oyster.
    • Swimming in the wild sea; -- stated of certain marine creatures.
    • able to swim about; perhaps not attached with a stationary object; -- of aquatic pets.
    • (of pets) capable swim about; not affixed
  • others:
    • Swimming easily: said of any aquatic animal that's not fixed, and particularly of the which are attached at some period of their lives and free at, another: since, the free-swimming embryo of a cirriped; the free-swimming person of a crinoid.

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