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    sessile

    sessile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sessile

    Definition
    (adj) permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about
    Example Sentence
    • sessile marine animals and plants
    Definition
    (adj) attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk
    Synonyms : stalkless
    Example Sentence
    • sessile flowers
    • the shell of a sessile barnacle is attached directly to a substrate
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