- capable of being cut smoothly with a knife.
Origin of sectile
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The Tablinum in the house of the vestals and the temple of Jupiter on the Capitol were paved with sectile mosaic.Rome
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
It is soft, sectile, readily scratched by the nail; its fracture is vitreous and conchoidal.
- able to be cut smoothly
Word Origin for sectile
C18: from Latin sectilis, from secāre to cut
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