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free-living

(frē′lĭv′ĭng)
adj.
1. Given to self-indulgence.
2. Biology
a. Living independently of another organism; not part of a parasitic or symbiotic relationship.
b. Moving independently; not sessile.

free-living

running uncontrolled on range.
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