Sessile Definition

sĕsīl, -əl
Permanently fixed; immobile.
Webster's New World
Attached directly by its base.
Webster's New World
Having no pedicel or peduncle; attached directly to the main stem, as the flower and leaves of a trillium plant.
Webster's New World

Origin of Sessile

  • From New Latin sessÄ«lis (“sitting"), from sessus, perfect passive participle of verb sedÄ“re (“sit"), + adjective suffix -Ä«lis. Compare session.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin sessilis low, of sitting from sessus past participle of sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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