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sessile

adjective ses·sile \ˈse-ˌsī(-ə)l, -səl\

Definition of SESSILE

1
:  attached directly by the base :  not raised upon a stalk or peduncle <a sessile leaf> <sessile bubbles>
2
:  permanently attached or established :  not free to move about <sessile sponges and coral polyps>

Origin of SESSILE

Latin sessilis of or fit for sitting, low, dwarf (of plants), from sessus, past participle of sedēre
First Known Use: circa 1753

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

Rhymes with SESSILE

Medical Dictionary

sessile

adjective ses·sile \ˈses-īl, -əl\

Medical Definition of SESSILE

1
:  attached directly by a broad base :  not pedunculated <a sessile tumor>
2
:  firmly attached (as to a cell) :  not free to move about <sessile antibodies>

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