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Sessile

Ses´sile
a.1.Attached without any sensible projecting support.
2.(Bot.) Resting directly upon the main stem or branch, without a petiole or footstalk; as, a sessile leaf or blossom.
3.(Zool.) Permanently attached; - said of the gonophores of certain hydroids which never became detached.
Adj.1.sessile - permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about; "an attached oyster"; "sessile marine animals and plants"
Synonyms: attached
Antonyms:
vagile - having freedom to move about; "vagile aquatic animals"
2.sessile - attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk; "sessile flowers"; "the shell of a sessile barnacle is attached directly to a substrate"
Synonyms: stalkless
Antonyms:
pedunculate, stalked - having or growing on or from a peduncle or stalk; "a pedunculate flower"; "a pedunculate barnacle is attached to the substrate by a fleshy foot or stalk"
attached, biological science, biology, vagile
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