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scissile

[ sis-il ]
/ ˈsɪs ɪl /
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adjective
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
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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

scissile
/ (ˈsɪsaɪl) /

adjective
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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