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scissile

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

Definition of scissile

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



Origin and Etymology of scissile

French, from Latin scissilis, from scissus, past participle of scindere to split — more at shed


First Known Use: 1621

Rhymes with scissile

abseil, air mile, bass viol, black bile, Blue Nile, decile, erstwhile, exile, Fair Isle, field trial, gentile, high style, hostile, lifestyle, meanwhile, motile, nail file, New Style, old style, Old Style, on file, profile, redial, reptile, show trial, stockpile, time trial


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scissile

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adjective scis·sile \ˈsis-əl, -ˌīl\

Medical Definition of scissile

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




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