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scissile

[ sis-il ]

adjective

  1. capable of being cut or divided; splitting easily.


scissile

/ ˈsɪsaɪl /

adjective

  1. capable of being cut or divided


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Word History and Origins

Origin of scissile1

1615–25; < Latin scissilis, equivalent to sciss ( us ) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ilis -ile

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Word History and Origins

Origin of scissile1

C17: from Latin scissilis that can be split, from scindere to cut

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Example Sentences

The gills are also scissile, that is, they can be split, and are linear and swollen in the middle.

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