Meaning of “sessile” in the English Dictionary

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"sessile" in British English

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sessileadjective

/ˈses.aɪl/ /ˈses.əl/

used to refer to a leaf or flower that has no stem of its own but is attached directly to the main stem of the plant

used to refer to animals that are permanently attached 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 attached directly to the main stem of the plant

biology Sessile also describes animals that are permanently attached to one spot and cannot move around:

sessile sponges

(Definition of “sessile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)