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scis·sile

 (sĭs′əl, -īl′)
adj.
Cut or split easily: a scissile mineral; a scissile peptide bond.

[French, from Latin scissilis, from scissus, past participle of scindere, to cut; see scission.]

scissile

(ˈsɪsaɪl)
adj
capable of being cut or divided
[C17: from Latin scissilis that can be split, from scindere to cut]

scis•sile

(ˈsɪs ɪl)

adj.
capable of being cut or divided; splitting easily.
[1615–25; < Latin scissilis=sci(n)d(ere) to split + -tilis -tile]
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