free-living free-living

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not parasitic on another organism

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Usage(s):

  1. It is impossible to single out the high-risk, high-CHA converters, or to regulate the cyclamate intake of free-living human beings.
  2. Bill Manhoff pits a prudish book clerk against a free-living prostitute and injects each round with hilarity as the flesh triumphs over the spirit.
  3. The earthworm is a free-living species inhabiting not man, but the ground.

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  • "Thermodynamic constraints mean that chemiosmosis is strictly necessary for carbon and energy metabolism in all organisms that grow from simple chemical ingredients [autotrophy] today, and presumably the first free-living cells," said Lane.
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Nick Lane Source: Oneindia

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