cleavable

adjective
cleav·​able | \ˈklē-və-bəl \

Definition of cleavable 

: capable of being split

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That small molecule includes an enzyme-cleavable bond, which means it can be split by enzymes that are present during inflammation. Megan Thielking, STAT, "Drug-loaded hydrogel responds to arthritis flare-ups in real time," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cleavable

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cleavable was circa 1846

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