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sessile
sessile leaf

ses·sile

 (sĕs′īl′, -əl) Biology
adj.
1. Permanently attached or fixed; not free-moving: sessile marine invertebrates.
2. Stalkless and attached directly at the base: sessile leaves.

[Latin sessilis, low, of sitting, from sessus, past participle of sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

ses·sil′i·ty (sĕ-sĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

sessile

(ˈsɛsaɪl)
adj
1. (Botany) (of flowers or leaves) having no stalk; growing directly from the stem
2. (Zoology) (of animals such as the barnacle) permanently attached to a substratum
[C18: from Latin sēssilis concerning sitting, from sedēre to sit]
sessility n

ses•sile

(ˈsɛs ɪl, -aɪl)

adj.
1. Bot. attached by the base, or without any distinct projecting support, as a leaf issuing directly from the main stem.
2. Zool. permanently attached; not freely moving.
[1715–25; < Latin sessilis low enough to sit on, dwarfish]
ses•sil•i•ty (sɛˈsɪl ɪ ti) n.

ses·sile

(sĕs′īl′)
1. Zoology Permanently attached or fixed; not free-moving: Corals and mussels are sessile animals.
2. Botany Stalkless and attached directly at the base: sessile leaves; sessile fruit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sessile - permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about; "sessile marine animals and plants"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
vagile - having freedom to move about; "vagile aquatic animals"
2.sessile - attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk; "sessile flowers"; "the shell of a sessile barnacle is attached directly to a substrate"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
pedunculate, stalked - having or growing on or from a peduncle or stalk; "a pedunculate flower"; "a pedunculate barnacle is attached to the substrate by a fleshy foot or stalk"
Translations

sessile

[ˈsesaɪl] ADJsésil

sessile

adj (Bot) → festgewachsen, sessil (spec)

sessile

[ˈsɛsaɪl] adj (Bot) → sessile

ses·sile

a. sésil, insertado o fijo en una base ancha que carece de pedúnculo.