sessile


sessile
Having a broad base of attachment; not pedunculated. [L. sessilis, low-growing, fr. sedeo, pp. sessus, to sit]

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ses·sile 'ses-īl, -əl adj
1) attached directly by a broad base: not pedunculated <a \sessile tumor>
2) firmly attached (as to a cell): not free to move about <\sessile antibodies>

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adj.
(of a tumour) attached directly by its base without a peduncle (stalk).

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ses·sile (sesґil) [L. sessilis] attached by a base; not pedunculated or stalked.

Medical dictionary. 2011.