HyperDic: sessile

English > 2 senses of the word sessile:
ADJECTIVEallsessilepermanently attached to a substrate
allsessile, stalklessattached directly by the base
English > sessile: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpermanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about.
Example"sessile marine animals and plants"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
OppositevagileHaving freedom to move about
Spanishsésil
Catalansèssil
English > sessile: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningattached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk.
Examples
  • "sessile flowers"
  • "the shell of a sessile barnacle is attached directly to a substrate"
Synonymstalkless
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Oppositepedunculate, stalkedHaving or growing on or from a peduncle or stalk
Spanishsésil
Catalansèssil

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