sectile

adjective

sec·​tile ˈsek-tᵊl How to pronounce sectile (audio)
-ˌtī(-ə)l
: capable of being severed by a knife with a smooth cut
amber is a sectile resin
sectility noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of secare

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sectile was in 1805

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Cite this Entry

“Sectile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sectile. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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