pseudosessile

sessile

[ses-il, -ahyl]
adjective
1.
Botany. attached by the base, or without any distinct projecting support, as a leaf issuing directly from the stem.
2.
Zoology. permanently attached; not freely moving.

Origin:
1715–25; < Latin sessilis fit for sitting on, low enough to sit on, dwarfish (said of plants), equivalent to sess(us) (past participle of sedēre to sit1) + -ilis -ile

sessility [se-sil-i-tee] , noun
pseudosessile, adjective
subsessile, adjective
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sessile (ˈsɛsaɪl)
 
adj
1.  (of flowers or leaves) having no stalk; growing directly from the stem
2.  (of animals such as the barnacle) permanently attached to a substratum
 
[C18: from Latin sēssilis concerning sitting, from sedēre to sit]
 
sessility
 
n

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sessile
1725, "adhering close to the surface," from L. sessilis "pertaining to sitting," from sessum, pp. of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Meaning "sedentary" first recorded 1860.
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sessile ses·sile (sěs'īl', -əl)
adj.
Permanently attached or fixed; not free-moving.

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sessile   (sěs'īl')  Pronunciation Key 


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  1. Permanently attached or fixed and not free-moving, as corals and mussels.

  2. Stalkless and attached directly at the base, as certain kinds of leaves and fruit.


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