sessile

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Adjective[change]

Positive
sessile

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (zoology) If an animal is sessile it is attached to something (such as a rock or the ground). It cannot leave what it is attached too.
    A coral is sessile, it cannot leave its reef.
    Barnacles are also sessile, they are attached to things like ships.
  2. (botany) (pathology) If something is sessile it attaches directly to what it grows from. It does not have a stalk or stim.
    The species of flower was known for its sessile leaves.
    The growth on her larynx was sessile.