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scissile

adjective scis·sile \ˈsi-səl, -ˌsī(-ə)l\

Definition of SCISSILE

:  capable of being cut smoothly or split easily <a scissile peptide bond>

Origin of SCISSILE

French, from Latin scissilis, from scissus, past participle of scindere to split — more at shed
First Known Use: 1621

scissile

adjective scis·sile \ˈsis-əl, -ˌīl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCISSILE

:  capable of being cut smoothly or split easily <a scissile peptide bond>

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