Ses"sile (?), a. [L. sessilis low, dwarf, from sedere, sessum, to sit: cf. F. sessile.]


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.


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