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Meaning of “sessile” in the English Dictionary

"sessile" in British English

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sessileadjective

/ˈses.aɪl/  us /ˈses.əl/
used to refer to a ​leaf or ​flower that has no ​stem of ​its own but is ​attacheddirectly to the ​mainstem of the ​plant used to refer to ​animals that are ​permanentlyattached to one ​spot and cannot ​move around: sessile ​sponges
(Definition of sessile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sessile" in American English

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sessileadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈses·ɑɪl, -əl/
biology describes a ​leaf or ​flower that has no ​stem of ​its own but is ​attacheddirectly to the ​mainstem of the ​plant biology Sessile also ​describesanimals that are ​permanentlyattached to one ​spot and cannot move around: sessile ​sponges
(Definition of sessile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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