[ sis-il ]
/ ˈsɪs ɪl /
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capable of being cut or divided; splitting easily.
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Origin of scissile
1615–25; <Latin scissilis, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ilis-ile
Words nearby scissile
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How to use scissile in a sentence
The gills are also scissile, that is, they can be split, and are linear and swollen in the middle.Among the Mushrooms|Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
British Dictionary definitions for scissile
/ (ˈsɪsaɪl) /
capable of being cut or divided
Word Origin for scissile
C17: from Latin scissilis that can be split, from scindere to cut
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