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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.
References in classic literature ?
The opercular valves of sessile cirripedes (rock barnacles) are, in every sense of the word, very important structures, and they differ extremely little even in different genera; but in the several species of one genus, Pyrgoma, these valves present a marvellous amount of diversification: the homologous valves in the different species being sometimes wholly unlike in shape; and the amount of variation in the individuals of several of the species is so great, that it is no exaggeration to state that the varieties differ more from each other in the characters of these important valves than do other species of distinct genera.
The minimal inhibitory concentration for sessile cells (SMIC) was defined as the concentration of antifungal that caused a 50% (SMIC 50) and 80% (SMIC 80) reduction of treated biofilms.
Contract award: FNUSA-ICRC - micromanipulation system for floating and sessile cells in environments with laminar airflow.
Mae'r wyau'n cael eu dodwy tua mis Mai neu mis Mehefin fel arfer a hynny ar y dderwen mes digoes (Quercus petraea; sessile oak) a'r dderwen mes coesynnog (Quercus robur; pedunculate oak).
This study aimed to observe if the above-mentioned patterns were occurring for mobile and sessile species underneath and on top of boulders on rocky shores in Estonia.
Sorghum produces two types of spikelets: the sessile spikelets and the pedicellate spikelets.
Tentative diagnosis is made by recognizing a rapidly growing pedunculated or sessile mass characterized by a friable surface, bleeding tendency, and an ulceration covered with whitish slough.
The contact angle measurements used to evaluate the surface wettability of PPT were performed by the sessile drop method were carried out using Kruss Easy Drop system (DSA20).
Already community groups and businesses have volunteered to carry out the tree planting, which has seen silver birch, rowan, sessile oak, hawthorn and Scots pine trees planted.
1 mm wide, spherical, shiny, yellowish to orangish clear, sessile to stalked; basal basiscopic segment of pinnules becoming decurrent and adnate to the pinna rachises, the vein supplying the segment springing from the pinna rachis instead of the costule; hydathodes present or (more rarely) absent; indusia absent or (less commonly) present, circular, brown, firm, attached at the base of a sinus, in some species minute and fugacious; spores monolete, nongreen, the perispores cristate or spiny, non-fenestrate or rarely so (2 species); x=41 (Kramer and Green 1990).
The secondary outcome was the DNA test's ability to detect advanced precancerous lesions, including advanced adenomas and sessile serrated polyps measuring 1 cm or more in diameter, compared with the performance of a commercially available fecal immunochemical test (FIT) for human hemoglobin.