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  • sessility — seˈsiləd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: sessile + ity : the state of being sessile …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sessility (zoology) — Blue mussels, Mytilus edulis, are sessile and exhibit clumping. In zoology, sessility is a characteristic of animals which are not able to move about. They are usually permanently attached to a solid substrate of some kind, such as a part of a… …   Wikipedia

  • sessile — sessility /se sil i tee/, n. /ses il, uyl/, adj. 1. Bot. attached by the base, or without any distinct projecting support, as a leaf issuing directly from the stem. 2. Zool. permanently attached; not freely moving. [1715 25; < L sessilis fit for… …   Universalium

  • Motility — Motile redirects here. For the independent British record label, see Motile (record label). Motility is a biological term which refers to the ability to move spontaneously and actively, consuming energy in the process. Most animals are motile but …   Wikipedia

  • sessile —   a. attached by base without a stalk; attached permanently.    ♦ sessility, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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