Pronunciation key

( sesil )


Sessile Leaves
Sessile Leaves


[L. sessilis < sessus, pp. of sedare, to sit].

  1. In anatomy and zoology a part which attached directly by its base. Permanently fixed; immobile
  2. In botany, having no pedicel or peduncle; attached directly to the main stem as with some flowers and leaves.
Sessile Leaves
Sessile Leaves

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Arrangement and Attachment
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