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


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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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