free-living :

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  • s  not parasitic on another organism

  • Mike evidently attributed it to the conflicting attractions of his "good" mother and his "free-living" father.
  • It is impossible to single out the high-risk, high-CHA converters, or to regulate the cyclamate intake of free-living human beings.
  • 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.

  • Nick Lane in Oneindia
    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.

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