Sessile

Ses"sile

(?), a. [L. sessilis low, dwarf, from sedere, sessum, to sit: cf. F. sessile.] 1. Attached without any sensible projecting support.
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2. (Bot.) Resting directly upon the main stem or branch, without a petiole or footstalk; as, a sessile leaf or blossom.
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3. (Zol.) Permanently attached; -- said of the gonophores of certain hydroids which never became detached.
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