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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ses·sile /ˈsɛˌsaɪl, səl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ses·sile /ˈsɛsaɪl, əl/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ses·sile a.
 1. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about;
             "an attached oyster"; "sessile marine animals and
             plants" [syn: attached] [ant: vagile]
      2: attached directly by the base; not having an intervening
         stalk; "sessile flowers"; "the shell of a sessile barnacle
         is attached directly to a substrate" [syn: stalkless]
         [ant: pedunculate]