scissile

adjective
scis·​sile | \ ˈsi-səl How to pronounce scissile (audio) , -ˌsī(-ə)l\

Definition of scissile

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

First Known Use of scissile

1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scissile

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

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scissile

adjective
scis·​sile | \ ˈsis-əl How to pronounce scissile (audio) , -ˌīl How to pronounce scissile (audio) \

Medical Definition of scissile

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

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