sectile

adjective
sec·​tile | \ ˈsek-tᵊl How to pronounce sectile (audio) , -ˌtī(-ə)l \

Definition of sectile

: capable of being severed by a knife with a smooth cut amber is a sectile resin

Other Words from sectile

sectility \ sek-​ˈti-​lə-​tē How to pronounce sectile (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sectile

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sectile

Latin sectilis, from sectus, past participle of secare

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“Sectile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sectile. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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