Origin of sessile
Examples from the Web for sessile
Lip sac-shaped, sessile, entire, and without callosities at base.
The plant is sessile and quite strongly rooted with fine rootlets.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
The flowers are sessile, in little rounded heads; the whole inflorescence forming an irregular umbel or a loose panicle.Field and Woodland Plants|William S. Furneaux
Flowers few, sessile and capitate clustered on the mostly long peduncles.
Terebrantia: Hymenoptera with sessile abdomen and valved ovipositors: Thripids in which the ovipositor of female is borer-like.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sessile
Word Origin for sessile
Word Origin and History for sessile
1725, "adhering close to the surface," from Latin sessilis "pertaining to sitting, for sitting on," from sessum, past participle of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). In botany from 1753. Meaning "sedentary" first recorded 1860.