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 and Etymology of 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 , -ˌīl \

medical Definition of scissile

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

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