Pronunciation: /ˈsesəl, -īl/
(of an organism, e.g., a barnacle) fixed in one place; immobile.
(of a plant or animal structure) attached directly by its base without a stalk or peduncle: sporangia may be stalked or sessile
early 18th century: from Latin sessilis, from sess- 'seated', from the verb sedere
[For the record, ever since my first biology class, I been likin' lichens
(A hyphen is an underscore which has raised its hopes.)
Sessile B. DeMillo spent so much time in the movie house that the ushers all knew his name and generally when to expect his next visit. If the movie was certain to be crowded, they reserved a seat for him.
My wife says I am not sessile
, but sedentary and cyber-sedimentary because every time she looks across the room, there I am working at my laptop (sometimes in pursuit of WotD, of course).
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.