sessile

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From New Latin sessīlis (sitting), from sessus, perfect passive participle of verb sedēre (sit), + adjective suffix -īlis. Compare session.

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sessile (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about; “an attached oyster”
  2. (botany) attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 5
      The sporophyte foot is also characteristic: it is very broad and more or less lenticular or disciform, as broad or broader than the calyptra stalk [] , and is sessile on the calyptra base []

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sessile m, f (masculine and feminine plural sessili)

  1. (botany, zoology) sessile

Latin[edit]

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sessile

  1. nominative neuter singular of sessilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of sessilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of sessilis