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sed·en·tar·y / ˈsednˌterē/ • adj. (of a person) tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive. ∎  (of work or a way of life) characterized by much sitting and little physical exercise. ∎  (of a position) sitting; seated. ∎  Zool. & Anthropol. inhabiting the same locality throughout life; not migratory or nomadic. ∎  Zool. (of an animal) sessile.DERIVATIVES: sed·en·tar·i·ly / -ˌte(ə)rəlē/ adv.sed·en·tar·i·ness n.

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sedentary remaining in one place XVI; pert. to or involving a sitting posture XVII. — F. sédentaire or L. sedentārius, f. sedent-, prp. stem of sedēre SIT; see -ENT, -ARY.

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sedentary Applied to organisms that are attached to a substrate but are capable of limited movement. Compare sessile.

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sedentary Applied to organisms that are attached to a substrate but are capable of limited movement. Compare SESSILE.