capable of being cut or divided; splitting easily.

Origin of scissile

1615–25; < Latin scissilis, equivalent to sciss(us) (past participle of scindere to cut) + -ilis -ile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scissile

Historical Examples of scissile

  • 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



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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