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sessile

ses·sile

sessile

pronunciation:
se sihl [or] se saIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of a leaf or the like, attached at the base directly to the stem of the plant.
definition 2: unable to move freely; permanently fixed.
a sessile barnacle
derivation: sessility (n.)
Word Parts
The word sessile contains the following part:
sed, sid, sess Latin root that means sit; settle